Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 49-2 People's heart

Today's Tao

He takes people's heart as his own. (Ch.49)

In Zen Buddhism, we call this


[jin juppo (jippo) kai jiko ni arazarumono hitorimo nashi].

That is to say, "in ten nooks and crannies of the whole world, there is no one who is not your own self."

(Jippo 十方, «Shobogenzo»)

People's feelings are yours.

Their thoughts are yours, too.

You and non-you are the same.

Why don't we call them "yourself under your control" and "yourself beyond your control".

Other people are "yourself beyond your control" like your stomach and intestines.

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-Have no heart 49-9
-Inmo and No mind 49-10
-Close ears and eyes 49-11
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 49

Tao answers your question!

☞"Hara gei / Haragei 腹芸" can be translated as the art of the belly, which is the ultimate art of non-verbal communication even without gestures. As time goes by, Japan has been transforming itself from a beehive of robot-like human working bees to a lazy post-consumer society with real robots who do the work. Did Haragei lose its significance? Yes, in a way. No, at the deep bottom of communication in the country. Please watch cute Sylvie Testud's «Fear and Trembling» or read its original by Amelie Nothomb. The Floating World's business attitude has changed, but you are still expected to sense the demand of the person in front of you before he or she pronounces it in the island of Uki-yo.

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