Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 44-6 Contentment

Today's Tao

Know contentment, and you will never be humiliated. (Ch.44)

In Buddhism, they talk about "Shoyoku chisoku 少欲知足".

It can be translated as "Desire little and know contentment".

Probably, this is one of the most misunderstood concepts in Buddhism.

Why misunderstood?

We can find a key to answer the question in Tao Te Ching:

Diminish self and reduce desire. (Ch.19)

The key is Self.

Desire is nothing wrong.

The attachment to so-called Self that judges your desire and the rest is the source of the problem.

Holograms, including self, desire, and humiliation, are catalysts to stimulate Tao, which is true You.

Just accept them.

Don't fight to suppress any.

In the photo above, it is written: 吾唯足知. 吾唯足るを知る。"I just know contentment."

The square part of the four kanji / Chinese characters 口 symbolizes a mouth. The part is shared by all the four characters.

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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 44

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