Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 38-11 Disorder

Today's Tao

What you call politeness is the thinness of loyalty and trust, and the neck of disorder. (Ch.38)

Right here, Lao Tzu says that politeness is the worst form of loyalty and trust.

He even says that politeness is the earliest sign of disorder.

But why?

Because politeness is fake.

The moment you think about communication skills, your act is not spontaneous.

It is not natural.

The present state, right here, right now, is always perfect.

It is perfectly in order.

If you try to add something to it, it will be the beginning of disorder.

Of course, you can be polite, righteous, or merciful without trying.

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-The highest attainment 38-1
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-No trace of act 38-3
-Mercy 38-4
-The highest righteousness 38-5
-Politeness 38-6
-Lost Tao 38-7
-Lost attainment 38-8
-Lost mercy 38-9
-Lost righteousness 38-10
-Disorder 38-11
-Foreknowledge 38-12
-Thick and Thin 38-13
-Tao's Flower 38-14
-Leave it 38-15
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 38

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-In «Zen and Japanese Culture» Daisetz Suzuki talks about Ikkyu's effort to explain to laymen how Zen functions. Ikkyu was supposed to write a Noh play called «Yama Uba» to tell them how it works.

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