Monday, February 15, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 24-8 Frustration


Today's Tao

Things may detest them. (Ch.24)


"Things may detest «excessive food and unnecessary conduct»".

They don't like excess.

Well, Tao prefers to be a minimalist, it seems.

"Things" here mean everything in your hologram.

They do not work as you think.

No worries. Your very thoughts are part of your hologram.

When things don't work out as we wish, we get frustrated.

This is perfectly all right.

Your feelings, including frustration, are like the clouds in the sky. You don't possess them.

Or, if you wish, we can say that you create the most suitable frustration for your spiritual development.


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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 24


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-To Kafu Nagai, staying in the United States of America was a compromise. He was there to make money like any other economic immigrant. His purpose was not to be a millionaire because he was already one. His family had tons of money. Simply, his father did not give him enough. He was there to save enough money to go to France. It was not so easy for a bon vivant like Kafu. He dreamed of the life in the old continent, the poets in Montparnasse and the girls in Montmartre, while staying in Tacoma, Washington.

2 comments:

Sherry Stewart said...

Thank you...Naoto..

Naoto Matsumoto said...

Thank you, Sherry-san. I like his «American stories» as much as his «French stories».