Saturday, June 19, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 40-7 Advance = Retreat
Advancing Tao seems retreating. (Ch.40)
I really want you to understand this key sentence in Tao Te Ching.
Advancing is retreating.
Receiving is emitting.
While you are emitting Tao the fundamental energy, you are receiving it.
It is logical because there is neither space nor distance and everything is one.
If you want to go ahead, you go backwards.
In fact, they are the same.
This is the basis of Reverse Thinking.
If you accept it, you can easily comprehend the signification of Yin Yang cycle.
-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!
-Shohei Imamura, a Japanese film director, founded a film school in Yokohama, Japan in 1975. While the Japanese government has never seriously invested a lot in liberal arts and considered them as a strategic instrument, the movie-maker's contribution to the education of future Kurosawas is immeasurable.