Monday, June 14, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 40-2 Samurai in doubt
When a middle man hears about Tao, he is half in doubt. (Ch.40)
In the old days, an ordinary person would be half in doubt when he heard of airplanes.
An ordinary person would be half in doubt when he heard of Internet.
An ordinary person would be half in doubt when he heard of Sony's flexible TV screen.
An ordinary person would be half in doubt when he heard of Karl Pribram's Holonomic brain theory.
An ordinary person will be half in doubt when he hears of Tao.
-High samurai 40-1
-Samurai in doubt 40-2
-Laughable Tao 40-3
-If not laughable 40-4
-Chien yen? 40-5
-Evident = Vague 40-6
-Advance = Retreat 40-7
-Smooth = Tangled 40-8
-Highest attainment = Valley 40-9
-White = Black 40-13
-Square without corners 40-14
-No completion 40-15
-No voice 40-16
-No form 40-17
-Hidden with no name 40-18
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 40
Tao answers your question!
-Of course, even a samurai had doubt once in while. Especially after his function changed from a warrior to a bureaucrat, he had doubt about what he was living for. He needed a book like «Hagakure». It is quite different from Musashi's «The Book of Five Rings».