Sunday, March 14, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 30-8 No arrogance
It's just a result. Don't be arrogant. (Ch.30)
Lao Tzu keeps on asking us not to be arrogant.
Then, to him, what is being arrogant?
"Being a good man is just a result. Don't be arrogant".
It seems that Lao Tzu thought being good is arrogant.
Well, being good is bad. Being bad is good.
Sounds a bit like Honen and Shinran's Akunin shoki setsu 悪人正機説 (The Doctrine of Evil Persons as the Object of Salvation).
It is logical, isn't it?
There is neither good nor bad in Tao.
If you try to distinguish something from another, it won't work with Tao.
-Force by soldiers 30-1
-Tao likes to return 30-2
-Good man 30-4
-Don't force 30-5
-Don't show off 30-6
-Don't boast 30-7
-No arrogance 30-8
-Can't help it 30-9
-Force nobody 30-10
-Strong steroids 30-11
-Against Tao 30-12
-Early end 30-13
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 30
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