Friday, April 30, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 36-6 Soft Tao
The soft and weak beat the tough and strong. (Ch.36)
The soft beats the tough.
That was supposed to be the idea of Judo, the soft Tao.
The weak beats the strong.
A Japanese proverb says:
"To lose is to win / 負けるが勝ち [makeru ga kachi]".
The conventional wisdom may agree.
If you are tough, you might be inflexible.
If you are strong, you might be arrogant.
They are contrary to 玄牝 [gen pi], Dark Depth Female attitude.
Being soft and weak is much closer to Tao.
-Stretch = Shrink 36-1
-Weak = Strong 36-2
-Decline = Prosperity 36-3
-Give = Take 36-4
-Mini enlightenment 36-5
-Soft Tao 36-6
-Fish and Water 36-7
-Useful tool 36-8
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 36
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