Monday, September 27, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 52-5 Closed holes
If you stuff its holes and close its gate, you will never be tired. (Ch.52)
Close your eyes and cover the ears like the two of Nikko's three monkeys.
Don't pay attention to the outside world, and you will never be tired.
But there is a better way.
You just accept the world as it is and send Love to it.
Then, you will realize that it is transforming itself as you like.
You will see that true You are Tao and it will never be exhausted.
Fatigue is just a catalyst that ironically stimulates you to emit more fundamental energy Tao.
-Constant "beginning" 52-1
-Mother of the world 52-2
-Attain the mother 52-3
-Defend the mother 52-4
-Closed holes 52-5
-Opened holes 52-6
-See the small 52-7
-The light 52-9
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 52
-Block the openings 56-3 A part of this sentence -- "If you stuff its holes and close its gate". 塞其穴。閉其門。-- is found there. It is translated as "Block the openings. 塞其穴。 Close the gate. 閉其門。"
Tao answers your question!
☞When you are in Tokyo and have one day free, visit Nikko. At the Toshogu shrine, you will be welcomed by three cute little monkeys; Mi-zaru (Don't see), Kika-zaru (Don't hear), and Iwa-zaru (Don't say). The word "zaru" is an auxiliary verb signifying "not" in old Japanese and puns with "saru (=monkey)". The three monkeys embody "See no evil, hear no evil, and say no evil". Please enlarge the photo to see its details. The colorful woodwork was created by a master craftsman in the Edo period.