Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 54-10 See the family
See the family through the family. (Ch.54)
See Tao through your family.
Family members are a manifestation of Tao.
Then, why do Zen monks have to abandon their family?
That's why they are called Shukke 出家, "leaving the family", isn't it?
This question can be answered by another question.
Have they ever had a family?
Because you do not possess your holograms, which include your family.
Leaving the family is one way to learn that the whole world is a hologram.
Of course, you can choose another way of learning it while listening to all the gibberish of your family members.
You never know, an enlightened layman in eighth-century China, Hokoji 龐居士 / P'ang Yun 龐蘊, may have gone through the same thing.
-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
Tao answers your question!
☞Akira Kurosawa shot «The Idiot» in 1951. The original is Fyodor Dostoyevsky's «The Idiot». Is it difficult to be like a baby after you have reached a certain age? Not at all. Prince Myshkin may give us some hits. Or manga might show us the way. Look at Japan. It took us one and a half millennia to digest Lao Tzu's teachings, but finally we seem to be learning how to be like a baby. The country once inhabited by samurai is now populated with otaku boys and yaoi girls.