Monday, March 15, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 30-9 Can't help it
It's just a result. Say you couldn't help it. (Ch.30)
Please ask old Sai (Favour 13-4) if losing his horse is a good result or not.
Then, ask him if his son breaking the leg is a bad result or not.
His answer is always the same:
"You never know".
He is right because there is neither good nor bad.
One cannot help the result.
Thinking about another result hypothetically is a waste of energy.
We cannot help the result because it is the best result no matter how awful it seems.
Let's believe it.
-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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-Surely, you can translate the name of «Makura no Soshi» as "The Pillow Book". It is not linguistically wrong or immorally distorted. Not at all. The author, Sei Shonagon who was born more than one thousand years ago, might be quite happy to have this title with tongue in cheek. She must have been a cheeky intellectual maid in the imperial palace.