Monday, February 22, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 27-7 Things = Prayers
He helps things very well. So, he abandons no things. (Ch.27)
Don't break things. They also have souls.
Don't waste their lives when you eat animals or plants. Chew them well and assimilate them into your body completely.
Don't hit the keys on your computer too hard even though you are frustrated.
Don't you hear their cry? "Please, master, don't hit me like your enemy."
Like living beings, objects are prayers.
When you accept them as they are, you turn the prayer wheel.
In order to give you opportunities to turn your prayer wheel, everything exists.
So, don't abandon things, please.
-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
-Take time 15-4 Please take time when you eat. Chew food well and appreciate the life that it once had (or still has when you eat sushi or sashimi at a very good establishment).
Tao answers your question!
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-Tattoo is beautiful especially when it is engraved on the skin of a beautiful woman. Jun'ichiro Tanizaki wrote a short story called «Shisei», which means tattoo. Later, Yasuzo Masumura made a film called «Irezumi», which also means tattoo. Ayako Wakao, the actress whose back was the shrine of the spider tattoo in the film, was an ideal woman to embody the beauty. Who else can do it!