Monday, September 13, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 51-3 They form you
Things form this. (Ch.51)
"Things form" your own self.
Zen master Dogen says:
"Your own self is like mountains, rivers, and lands".
(Keiseisanshoku 谿生山色, «Shobogenzo»)
When you look at the world in front of you, you can tell what kind of person you are.
You create holograms, and the holograms define you.
In other words, you project a hologram in your "mind", and the objects in your hologram (=the things in the world) define you.
That's why you are not supposed to judge.
You are perfect.
-Your birth 51-1
-They form you 51-3
-Vessel = Hologram 51-4
-Respect Tao 51-5
-Honor Attainment 51-6
-By itself 51-7
-Don't rely 51-10
-No subject 51-11
-Dark Depth Attainment 51-12
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 51
Tao answers your question!
☞Is it possible to "comprehend" Tao and Zen in English? While explaining how Tao and Zen functions in an Indo-European language, we cannot avoid the existence / contradiction of the subject in a sentence. One has to discuss the non-existence of Self by using a language that requires him to use the very symbol of the existence of Self, which is the word "I". On the other hand, there are several languages that do not impose the rule, such as Pacific islands languages, among others. Then, we remember that Japanese language is one of them. We do not necessarily use a subject in a Japanese sentence.