Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 50-8 No tiger
No tiger finds a place to place its claws at. (Ch.50)
One-horned water buffaloes and tigers are there for you.
It is you who decide whether you will be bothered or appreciate their presence.
Zen master Sozan Honjaku 曹山本寂 [Ts'ao-shan Pen-chi] told his disciple that when a mule looks at the well, the well looks at the mule. (Egenroku 会元録, Book 13)
Dogen wrote: "Not just that."
"The well looks at the well. The mule looks at the mule. A man looks at the man himself. A mountain looks at the mountain itself."
(Shoakumakusa 諸悪莫作, «Shobogenzo»)
-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!
☞Some things have to be told whether the society accepts them or not. Some people have to have guts to tell them regardless of the risk of being ridiculed or even being prosecuted. Some truths are so simple and self-evident that people in the society do not want to accept them. Thank you, Mr Galileo. Thank you, Mr Pribram, for your holonomic brain model. Thank you, Mr Benveniste, for your homeopathic digital memory of water. Thank you, Ms Mctaggart, for telling us Galileo-like stories in your book «The Field». Please read the book. I can guarantee you that it will help you understand Tao and Zen better.