Monday, August 16, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 47-4 Accomplish with no act

Today's Tao

That's why the sage doesn't go but know, doesn't see but know, and doesn't act but accomplish. (Ch.47)

Forget national politics and international affairs.

You don't have to do anything in order to make the perfect world "better".

If you do nothing, everything comes about naturally.

If you are not happy about the world (=your hologram), it is you who has to change, not the world.

The bigger it looks, the smaller it is in your hologram.

The closer, the more important.

Who is the closest to you?

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☞You may not like Manga Japanese cartoons. If so, I am afraid to tell you that you are avoiding the easiest way to understand Japanese traditions and legends. Manga is a modern-day equivalent to story-telling by a grand-pa or grand-ma by the mantlepiece. Highly metaphysical concepts like reincarnation and soul are explained with friendly images and cute characters. Japanese kids will remain quite "Japanese" this way.


Anonymous said...

Si, pienso lo mismo acerca del manga/anime japonés justamente por esa razón siempre me gustaron más que nuestras versiones occidentales, las cuales lamentablemente no tienen mucho que ofrecer.

By the way, mis favoritos son Inuyasha y Naruto. Y a Doraemon lo atesoro desde mi niñez. :D

Gracias :)

NaotoMatsumoto said...

¡Hola, Sojourner-san! ¿Como está?

I am glad you like Inuyasha. Doraemon is adorable. I used to like Rumiko Takahashi's works such as Maison Ikkoku and Urusei-yatsura. The Mermaid Legend series talk about reincarnation. She works for Big Comic Original recently and challenges difficult themes such as gender issues, aging and mid-life crises. Hopefully, it will be translated into English one day.

Naoto Matsumoto