Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 50-1 Life non-life
Leave life and enter non-life. (Ch.50)
"Leave" your hologram and "enter" Tao.
Having said that, you don't have to do anything particular to do it.
First, your own self cannot leave life.
Master Dogen illustrates this with a good metaphor of a fish in the water in his Shobogenzo. (Genjokoan 現成公案)
Self cannot live outside your hologram.
Second, true You, which is Tao, are already in non-life.
Life is a hologram, which you project. True You are not part of it.
"Leave life and enter non-life" means "remember these".
-Life non-life 50-1
-Thick of life 50-5
-Excellent life care 50-6
-No one-horned water buffalo 50-7
-No tiger 50-8
-No blade 50-9
-No desperate situation 50-10
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 50
Tao answers your question!
☞"Bushido, the way of Samurai, is leaving one's life, I have found." (Yamamoto Tsunetomo «Hagakure») "I do not regret things." (Miyamoto Musashi «Dokkodo»)