Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 40-11 Lazy

Today's Tao

The firmest attainment seems lazy. (Ch.40)

If you want to firmly attain Tao, be lazy.

Well, the laziest way is doing nothing.

Don't be productive.

Don't work too hard.

Abandon the virtuous ideas of diligence in the 20th century.

Sincerely, it is counterproductive.

We know what happened because of those virtuous mottoes of righteousness and sacrifice.

A lazy man never begins a war.

Accepting your own laziness is one of the first steps to accept all as they are.

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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 40

Tao answers your question!

-Kanzan (Kao on the right) and Juttoku 寒山拾得 are very popular figures in Japanese intellectual circles. They have drawn their pictures and written about them. Masuji Ibuse, the author of «Black Rain» wrote a short story called «Kanzan Juttoku». It is about two friends trying to laugh better than Kanzan and Juttoku. It is a pity that I cannot make sure that the collection on the left has this very story.

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