Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 39-17 Lords & Kings = Less virtue
That's why lords and kings call themselves "orphans", "less virtue", and "no good". (Ch.39)
A: "Master Bonbon, I have a question."
B: "Excuse me, but what did you call me?"
A: "«Master Bonbon», Master Bonbon."
B: "You are wrong, idiot. You have to address me as «Your Serene Holiness Master Bonbon»."
Master Bonbon, you have to learn how to be humble first.
Don't brag that you are the master of your hologram.
Nevertheless, you don't have to belittle yourself by calling yourself «less virtue» or «no good».
If you don't judge, neither virtue nor good exists.
How about calling yourself «Big Clumsy»?
Not too haughty. Not too humble.
It is a good name, Dr Daisetz Suzuki.
-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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-Daisetz Suzuki, a Zen Buddhist, got more interested in Shinran, the founder of Jodo Shin Shu (Pure Land Shin school) as he got older. So did Ikkyu. Shusaku Endo, a Christian novelist, was more criticized for being too Buddhist-like as he got older. When we leave this floating world, we would like to be a good friend of the gatekeeper to the other side of the River.