Friday, August 6, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 45-10 Clear & Still

Today's Tao

Being clear and still makes you the master of the world under the sky. (Ch.45)

Be still.

Be clear.

Then, you will be the master of the world.

In other words, when you are calm, you can easily remember the most important fact, which is that true You are Tao itself.

Zen master Dogen says clearly:

"«The highest Bodhi / wisdom 無上菩提 [mujo bodai]»


«Authentic manifestation of holography 正法眼蔵 [Shobogenzo]»,


«Stillness 寂静 [jaku jo]»,



«Do nothing 無為 [mu i]»."

(Inmo 恁麼, «Shobogenzo»)

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-Tozan Ryokai / Cold 45-8
-Heat 45-9
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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 45

Tao answers your question!

☞What is happiness to you? Some people dream of a happy retirement, but it was not the case with Katsushika Hokusai. To him, happiness is painting. He just wanted to paint and the rest had no importance. Money, fame, or even the hygiene of his house was not important at all. At the moment of his departure from this floating world, he wished he were able to live five, ten years more to be a perfect painter.

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