Saturday, June 12, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 39-21 Like stone
They are like stone. (Ch.39)
"Be like dust", says Lao Tzu.
In the chapter of Mountain Water Sutra 山水経 [san sui kyo] in his «Shobogenzo» 正法眼蔵, Dogen 道元 quotes Fuyo Dokai (Fu-jung Tao-k'ai) 芙蓉道楷:
"Blue mountains walk constantly. A stone woman gives birth to a child at night." 青山常運歩、 石女夜生児。
Dogen tells us not to doubt if mountains walk.
"While you are doubting mountains' walk, you don't know anything about your own walk", he says.
"Mountains" and "stone" as well as your own self are part of your hologram.
A stone woman gives birth to her child, and the child gives birth to the stone woman.
This is the Yin Yang cycle.
Nature and people are our prayer wheel.
-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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