Monday, August 2, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 45-6 Capable = Incapable

Today's Tao

Big's capability seems incapable. (Ch.45)

"If Tao is the almighty creator of everything, what on earth did it do to create such a world as this!"

Today's episode is another Kanreisu 関捩子 (a bar / spring) to understand Tao and Zen better.

Tao creates your hologram.

Tao is the source of your hologram.

Then, is Tao responsible for your hologram, that is to say, your life?

The answer is "No".

Tao has no intention.

It does not control any.

Therefore, Zen Buddhists use the expression 恁麼 [inmo], which means «what on earth».

Dogen quotes Sokei Eno's words to Nangaku Ejo (曹谿慧能 to 南嶽懐譲):


[ze inmo butsu inmo rai]

Where on earth did this «what on earth» thing come from?"

(Inmo 恁麼, «Shobogenzo»)

It means:

"Don't think about the cause of your hologram. Just accept it." (By accepting it, you emit Buddha's Love.)

Sokei Eno's words to Nangaku Ejo appear in Book 5 of «Record of the Transmission of the Lamp / 景徳伝燈録».

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