Friday, August 13, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 47-1 No outside
Without getting out of the door, you know the world under the sky. (Ch.47)
Certainly, Lao Tzu didn't know what we do these days.
We don't have to go outdoor to see what is going on in the rest of the world.
We watch TV or videos on Internet.
Although it sounds contradictory, we have to stay at home to "know the world under the sky".
Exactly because of this we have to ask ourselves the question:
"Where are those things happening?".
Modern medicine may answer:
"Inside your brains. All the information has to be reconstructed there".
Taoism and Zen Buddhism may answer:
"The world exists inside your hologram, not outside it. So does your own self".
-No outside 47-1
-Not out of Self 47-2
-Kensho Jobutsu / No away 47-3
-Accomplish with no act 47-4
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 47
Tao answers your question!
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