Friday, October 22, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 54-12 Bodhidharma from the West / See the country
See the country through the country. (Ch.54)
See Tao through your own country.
"But I want to learn more about Tao and Zen. I cannot do it in my country. They don't even sell a proper kimono to wear for meditation. I've got to go to Japan or China!"
Is the grass always greener on the other side?
No, it isn't.
The grass is always the same green wherever you go.
Here, we have a famous koan:
"What is the meaning of Daruma / Bodhidharma coming over from the West?
Dharma 法 signifies manifestation.
Tao or Zen manifests itself through your hologram.
In other words, Daruma came over to tell us:
"Everything you see is part of one hologram whether you are in the West or in the East".
-Well built 54-1
-See the body 54-9
-See the family 54-10
-See the village 54-11
-Bodhidharma from the West / See the country 54-12
-Jin juppo kai / See the world 54-13
-Why telepathy? 54-14
-Because of Satori 54-15
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 54
-A thousand league travel 64-9
Tao answers your question!
☞We have three famous Kitaro. One is Kitaro Nishida. Another is Kitaro the musician. The other is Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro. If you are an intellectual living outside Japan, you may learn these names in this order. If you are a kid in Japan, the other way round. 西田幾多郎、喜多郎、ゲゲゲの鬼太郎。In Kanji / Chinese characters, it is easy to distinguish one from another.