Friday, May 14, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 38-7 Lost Tao
Therefore, having lost Tao, there is attainment. (Ch.38)
If you hadn't lost Tao, you wouldn't need the attainment of Tao.
If you are seeking for Satori, certainly you have forgotten that you are in the state of Satori.
After we had lost the trust in Tao, we came up with the concept of attaining it or reaching Satori.
I just want you to trust yourself.
You have never lost the state of innocence.
You are always as innocent as an uncarved block or a baby.
Please do not doubt that you are perfect no matter how much it seems otherwise.
Doubting your perfection and consequently seeking for a refuge like "Satori" is the first step towards the spiral descent into the spiritual labyrinth.
-The highest attainment 38-1
-The lowest attainment 38-2
-No trace of act 38-3
-The highest righteousness 38-5
-Lost Tao 38-7
-Lost attainment 38-8
-Lost mercy 38-9
-Lost righteousness 38-10
-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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