Sunday, August 8, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 46-2 Arms / Joshu
If the world under the sky has no Tao, arms and horses appear just outside the capital. (Ch.46)
"If your hologram has no Tao"?
This is a strange conditional clause because you are always one with Tao.
It seems that Lao Tzu are saying:
"If you forget that you are Tao, you may foolishly project such an image as armed horses and soldiers running around in your town".
Wars and disasters on TV test you.
They are a modern day equivalent to Joushu's 趙州 Koan:
"What is the intention of Bodhidharma's coming from the West?".
The answer is:
"Accept and love your hologram".
-Arms / Joshu 46-2
-Greed / Shoaku makusa 46-3
-Not content? 46-4
-Want no gain 46-5
-Content x 3 46-6
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 46
Tao answers your question!
☞Kendo, Tao of the sword. In fact, the usage of the word does not have so long a history as we think it may. The Japanese started using the word Kendo about 1919, according to Wikipedia in Japanese. On the other hand, that of a shinai has a long one. What is a shinai? A shinai is a fake sword made of bamboo for practice. We have been using it for about four hundred years. Thanks to the invention, we don't have to worry about ending your friend's life while practicing. Its quality varies enormously, according to who manufactures it. We need the soul of the sword maker in our shinai though it is not a real katana.