Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 23-8 Attainment loss

Today's Tao

Those who act according to the loss of its attainment are one with the loss of its attainment. (Ch.23)

"Shittoku 失得(徳)." The loss of attainment.

"Mayoi 迷い", in Zen Buddhism in Japan, which means "being lost".

When you are lost, do not panic.

It is absolutely all right.

You can lose your attainment of Tao, while being one with Tao.

You can be in Mayoi while you are in Satori.

What can we do, then?

Your attitude is supposed to be:

"Uh, uh. Here comes Mayoi. Welcome, Mayoi. I am happy to be lost and confused."

And accept it.

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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 23

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