Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 50-1 Life non-life

Today's Tao

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".

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-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»)

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