Thursday, March 4, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 28-12 Uncarved block
You will return to an uncarved block. (Ch.28)
Here we have one of the most important key words in Tao Te Ching.
It is an uncarved block.
Lao Tzu doesn't like any sort of human intervention.
Everything artificial is simply a waste of energy.
Even worse, it could be a hindrance.
So, an untouched, uncarved piece of wood is the symbol of natural state.
When you take off your clothes and social mask, who are you?
You are an uncarved block, which is Tao.
You play in your life and go back to Tao.
-Valley under the sky 28-4
-Attainment of constancy 28-5
-Protect Darkness 28-8
-Valley, male, female 28-9
-Under the sky 28-10
-Constancy attainment 28-11
-Uncarved block 28-12
-Chief officials 28-14
-The greatest control 28-15
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 28
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-Kukai, pronounced like KooKaï. His name means the empty sea (or sky sea). Dogen, pronouced like daw ghen. His name means the origin of Tao. Both went to China to learn Buddhism. The former came back to Japan with plenty of sutras. The latter with nothing. The former used the mandala. The latter was not interested in objects.