Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 40-17 No form
Big's image has no form. (Ch.40)
A: "Master Bonbon, look, I have just bought a super mandala meditation image kit made in China! It's beautiful."
B: "Made in China? You had better buy our super authentic Japanese mandala meditation image kit hand-made by our certified Zen monks during their strict meditation at an isolated temple in Kyoto, through our proper channel of distribution authorized by our organization."
I sincerely hope that you are not trapped there.
By fancy goods and clothes made in an exotic country.
Lao Tzu says it clearly.
Tao's image has no form.
You cannot see Tao.
But, the world is the manifestation of Tao. You can accept and love Tao through your hologram, which is called the world.
Do you need some fancy products to love it?
-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!
-"Kokoro" is a Japanese word without any English equivalent. Sometimes, it is translated as mind. Sometimes, as heart. Often, mind and heart confuse a Japanese when he finds out that the two English words are not the same. It seems to me that the definition of the word "kokoro" covers all but material things. It may sound strange to an English speaker, but logic does not belong to the area of "kokoro". To the Japanese, logic is something "fake" and not sincere. It is part of the material world.