Thursday, July 1, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 40-19 Generosity
It is only Tao who lends anything generously and accomplishes anything very well. (Ch.40)
Tao is generous. I know you are generous.
C'mon, admit it.
And I know you don't judge anyone or anything in fact.
You help all.
You don't segregate one from another.
I know you don't.
No matter how modestly you insist you do, I don't believe it.
Because you are Tao the fundamental energy.
And Tao creates the world perfectly.
You are doing your job perfectly.
No, no, you must not say:
"Watch TV news and see the catastrophe."
Only you can create the world.
And you are doing it perfectly.
-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!
-Jizo. I would like to address him as "O-jizo-san" as Japanese kids call this gentle deity of fertility with affection. Forget Buddhism. Forget its Hindu origin and so on. O-jizo-san simply protects kids. And they adore him until they grow up and start calculating cost per profit ratio. Then, adults grow out of their so-called harsh financial reality and go back to see the nice smile on O-jizo-san. Well, once again we see the cycle.