Friday, August 27, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 49-7 Not faithful
I think someone not faithful is faithful, too. (Ch.49)
If you have no faith in anything, it is all right, too.
Whether you believe something or not, Tao works anyway.
Unless you suffer from the existence of your own self;
that is to say, frustration, jealousy, anger, or any pain you can name,
it might be better not to be conscious of faith.
But, if Tao doesn't work for you, and if Zen (=Jiriki / Self-power) doesn't work with you, either, don't worry.
You still have Tariki / Other-power.
-No heart 49-1
-People's heart 49-2
-A study of the Good 49-3
-Tariki / faithful 49-6
-Not faithful 49-7
-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!
☞The truth has to be simple. It would be strange if it was not valid for everyone. Once you attain Tao, which means you remember that true You are Tao, the barrier between your own self and the others will disappear. Jiriki / Self-power will be synonymous with Tariki / Other-power. The boundary between Christianity and Buddhism will no longer exist as late Shusaku Endo experienced. The Japanese Catholic novelist wrote «Deep River», where all religions are mixed in the water.