Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 40-10 Lacking
The vastest attainment seems lacking in something. (Ch.40)
People talk about Satori and Tao as if they were difficult to attain.
They are not at all something you get after many years of hardship.
Not at all.
They are something you have already got.
So all you have to do is to remember the fact.
Even then, you may feel that you are lacking in something.
This is a precious piece of advice by Lao Tzu.
Even great masters feel they are still lacking in something.
You don't have to feel perfect although you are.
-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!
-When a society is "young" and full of energy. «Ikiru / to live» is the most important thing. You want to live as you like. You want to accomplish something. You even want to conquer the world. Once the society gets older, life is no longer the most important subject. We don't care how you live. We don't care about your accomplishment. We don't dare try to conquer the world. Tao Te Ching attracts your attention more. Well, after all, its author's name is Lao Tzu the old man. Lao Tzu doesn't care about any. While you are worrying about how you depart from this world, you are still young.