Thursday, July 22, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 44-3 Gain or loss
Gain or loss, which is more harmful? (Ch.44)
Don't be attached to result.
"When the Attainment peaks, it is the same as the beginning."
(«Chuang Tzu», 12-8)
Chuang Tzu teaches us that gain leads you to loss and loss leads you to gain.
It is exactly like Yin and Yang.
Yin, the shadow, leads you to Yang, the light, and vice versa.
It is exactly like the head and the tail of a coin.
Gain and loss are the two sides of the same thing.
They exist as a catalyst in order to stimulate you.
If you know it, everything is easy.
Whether you gain or lose something, you react the same way.
"Thank you for stimulating me!"
-Body or name 44-1
-Body or money 44-2
-Gain or loss 44-3
-"Love" too much 44-4
-Store = Lose 44-5
-Last long 44-8
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 44
-Maximum = Minimum 29-8
-Decline = Prosperity 36-3
-Lose = Gain 42-7
Tao answers your question!
☞I will never say they are the same, Japanese drums from Sado Island and Kanak chants from New Caledonia. I just want you to think about the possibilities that thousands of years ago hundreds of generations before them those excellent musicians might have been somehow related. Geographically speaking, they are thousands of miles apart. Genetically, ones are mongoloids, the others melanesians. Nevertheless, the Japanese are much closer to their Pacific cousins in terms of temperament than you may think they are.