Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 39-18 Mean = Root
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This act is making the mean their root, is it not? (Ch.39)
Water stays in the lower place.
That's the idea of the mean = the root.
This is how you can remember that you are one with Tao.
"Though you haven't crossed it yet, let others cross it first."
«[Ji mi toku do, sen do ta] 自未得度先度他».
Let's say "After you." as often as you can.
Then you will see that your own self and others are in fact part of the same hologram.
The most humble way is being like the baby Buddha who said:
"Above heaven, below heaven, I am the only respectable being."
«[Tenjo tenge yuiga doku son] 天上天下唯我独尊»
I hope you will understand this.
This is not haughty at all. He is saying everything is one.
-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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