Thursday, September 30, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 52-8 Strength
Defending the soft is called strength. (Ch.52)
A: "Master Bonbon, I want to be strong. What can I do? Is exercise enough? Or, do I have to buy a Mandala sheet from Japan and meditate for thirty years?"
B: "Give our organization money, and we will send you strong steroids."
In this context "defend" means "be with", or "be in the condition of".
Therefore, Lao Tzu wants to say:
"When you are soft, you are strong."
It is like water.
Something soft is very close to Tao.
If you are like Tao, you are strong.
-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
Tao answers your question!
☞Have you heard of an expression "Genki juice"? Its precise origin is unknown, but it is sure that few Japanese use this expression. It seems that English-speaking people living in Japan may have invented it. "Genki" is one of the first Japanese words one will learn after he has settled there from abroad. The word "Ki" or "Qi", which means energy, is fairly well know all over the world these days. Nevertheless, in Japanese "Ki" sounds relatively official or too specific, and they prefer a more casual expression such as "Genki". "Genki juice" means energizing drinks; notably, Yakult (Tafu man), Oronamin C, Yunker, Lipovitan D and Vita C among others. Red Bull is not common yet. A Yakult lady is a woman who distribute the product to a household or an office.