Friday, February 5, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 23-7 Satori = Attainment
Those who act according to the attainment of Tao are one with the attainment of Tao. (Ch.23)
Living is Satori.
The moment you try to attain Tao or reach Satori, you lose it.
In other words, you forget that you are in the state of Satori, being one with Tao.
That's why Lao Tzu says:
Life is a koan.
We answer it by living it.
Don't try to look for Satori or Tao somewhere else.
You are already there.
-Say no words 23-1
-High wind II 23-2
-Heaven's responsibility 23-4
-Man's responsibility 23-5
-According to Tao 23-6
-Satori = Attainment 23-7
-Attainment loss 23-8
-Bonno soku bodai 23-9
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 23
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-Rashomon and Rashomon. They are not the same story, but are admired and adored as a masterpiece respectively. The written one is a short story most school children will read in Japan. The shot one is a text book of a film-making that most film school students will watch. The original of the latter is not called "Rashomon", but "In a Bamboo grove". No worries. You will find it in a copy of Penguin Classics' "Rashomon and Seventeen other stories".