Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 39-12 Inexhaustible valley
If the valley were not filled, it might be exhausted. (Ch.39)
"The valley" means void.
So, Lao Tzu wants to say:
"void is filled and inexhaustible".
In Zen Buddhism, they say:
"無一物中無尽蔵 [mu ichi motsu chu mu jin zo]"
no / one / thing / inside / no / limit / storage
Each Kanji / Chinese character has the signification in this order.
It can be translated as:
"nothingness has an unlimited storage."
Sometimes, I wonder.
All the computer jargons and the internet technology may exist as a metaphor in order to explain us how Tao works.
It is just like Ikkyu's «Yama Uba» play, which tells us how Zen functions.
-Attain One 39-1
-Filled valley 39-5
-Hologram's birth 39-6
-Hologram's master 39-7
-One = Tao 39-8
-Heaven torn apart 39-9
-Earth unstable 39-10
-Gods rest 39-11
-Inexhaustible valley 39-12
-Lords and Kings = Masters 39-14
-Noble = Mean 39-15
-High = Low 39-16
-Lords and Kings = Less virtue 39-17
-Mean = Root 39-18
-No honor 39-19
-No jade 39-20
-Like stone 39-21
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 39
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