Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 46-5 Want no gain

Today's Tao

No fault is more miserable than wanting to gain. (Ch.46)

Learn that gain and loss are the same.

If you want to only gain, you will be lost in Mayoi.

But, please remember there is nothing wrong with Mayoi.

You may feel frustrated, but that's all.

You don't have to detest the state of Mayoi.

Dogen thinks:

"You get lost by prayers. Prayers never make you get lost."


(Bukkyo 仏経, «Shobogenzo»)

As for gain, if you cannot help wanting it, try to gain as much as possible.

Your desire is a prayer.

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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 46

Tao answers your question!

☞Mr Kawabata, I hope you didn't do it in reality. You only did it in your own imagination or creation. «The lake» is about a man who follows and observes the woman he adores. The act has a undesirable chance of being considered as "stalking" in the current social and political climate where everyone has to be "correct". When you read Yasunari Kawabata's works from this point of view, well, in most of his books, the acts described there are not really recommendable to imitate. You are risking too much.

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