Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 32-9 Valleys & the Sea

Today's Tao

Tao is to the world under the sky as streams and valleys are to big rivers and the sea. (Ch.32)

Here, some simple equations to decode Tao Te Ching.

Tao = Valley = vacuum

world under the sky = big rivers and the sea = holograms (= the manifestations of Tao)

Tao the vacuum sustains the holograms as Ikkyu's Yama Uba, the old woman in the mountains, helps the workers.

Something invisible sustains something visible.

Something seemingly empty sustains something apparently concrete.

Now you know what they mean by:

"Colour is justly nothing. Nothing is justly colour. 色即是空。空即是色。" (Heart Sutra 般若心経)

The holograms you see is, in fact, empty.

Tao the vacuum creates them.

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