Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 27-12 Profound truth
This is called the profound truth. (Ch.27)
Yin and Yang. Satori and Mayoi, which means being lost. Birth and reincarnation.
These paired concepts have confused us, the occidentals and the orientals alike, for hundreds of years.
They are the results of our desperate attempts to convey the concept of the cycle between Tao and hologram. This is the prayer wheel.
Thanks to the invention of holography, we can comprehend it without any metaphors.
But, be careful.
Don't conceptualize it.
That makes it less easy to accept that Tao receives Tao through holograms.
Dogen quoted the words of Nangaku Ejo (Nan-yueh Huai-jang):
"I don't say that practice and the attainment of Satori do not exist, but we had better not tarnish them by meddling with them."修証不無。染汚即不得。(jishozanmai 自証三昧, «Shobogenzo»)
-No traces 27-1
-Good speech 27-2
-Counting sticks 27-3
-Bars nor bolts 27-4
-Strings nor cords 27-5
-Things = Prayers 27-7
-Enter enlightenment 27-8
-No good man 27-9
-No bad man 27-10
-Lost completely 27-11
-Profound truth 27-12
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 27
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-When a Japanese girl hears the word "princess" and is asked to draw a picture of her, almost certainly she creates an image of a Snow White. I personally do not know any Japanese married woman who made a vow of their eternal love solely in kimonos without changing her outfit and putting on a white Western-style wedding dress. Nowadays, blonde Japanese girls are getting more and more banal.