Monday, July 5, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 41-4 Born from nothing
You are born from nothing. (Ch.41)
Your own "self" is born from Tao (=nothing).
That's why Tao is your mother. (☞See Eat mother 20-21)
Tao is the source of your own self along with other elements in the hologram.
The easiest way might be just thinking that "self" is an illusion.
If it is too outrageous to accept, Zen master Dogen will give you an idea:
[Isshu soban no jiko] 一珠走盤の自己 (Kokyo 古鏡, «Shobogenzo»).
"Self is like a ball running on the board."
In other words,
"Self is like a ball running on your hologram."
-Tao's move 41-1
-Tao's means 41-2
-Born from you 41-3
-Born from nothing 41-4
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 41
Tao answers your question!
-Akira Kurosawa's «Rashomon» is not the same as Ryunosuke Akutagawa's «Rashomon». The film's original is «Yabu no Naka / In the Grove». The original is interesting enough, but you cannot help admiring the creativity of Kurosawa and his staff. Besides, three cheers for Kurosawa's decision not to use the original title of the short story. "Rash-o-mon" sounds much nicer than the original where all three words end with a vowel. It might have been quite difficult for English and French speakers to pronounce "yaboo no knack car" while Italian and Spanish speakers are able to say both titles with no difficulty.