Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 22-6 Not "more"


Today's Tao

More therefore tempted. (Ch.22)


More money. More success. More home runs. More goals. More sugar. More toppings on my ice cream. More romance.

More is always better, right?

Not necessarily. Some people want to lose weight.

Lao Tzu asks you to reduce everything, not just weight.

When we increase our income, achievements or knowledge, we feel successful.

But where does the success take place?

In our hologram!

It is just a catalyst to stimulate us.

More choices, more confusion.


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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 22


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-Junko Miyashita once was one of the most under-rated Japanese actresses because she started her career with films publicly despised. In the film on the right, she plays Abe, Sada (Abe is her family name). She was the famous woman who cut the male urinal organ of her lover. Nagisa Oshima made a film out of her life and Quincy Jones composed a song out of the film.

4 comments:

Quixotica said...

"More" is troublesome indeed. This reminded me the "Less is More" quote.

Thank you :D

Naoto Matsumoto said...

Thank you, Quixotica-san, for your comment.

Most of us are certainly weak against this magic word "more".

I just wonder if "more is less".

Is more less?


Naoto Matsumoto

Quixotica said...

mm.. yes and no. I'm not sure but I have the slightly feeling that somehow both are just the same. :D

Naoto Matsumoto said...

Thank you, Quixotica-san.

I agree. Both are the same.