Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 54-9 See the body
Therefore, see the body through the body. (Ch.54)
Therefore, see Tao through your body. Your magnificent body is a manifestation of Tao.
Not only that, the whole world is your body.
Chinese Zen master Chosha Keishin / Ch'ang-sha Ching-tsen 長沙景岑禅師 said:
"Ten nooks and crannies of the whole world are the entire body of a monk."
(Komyo 光明/ Jippou 十方, «Shobogenzo»)
Do not judge your body according to a criterion invented by the media.
Every body is beautiful.
Since your body is beautiful, this entire world is beautiful.
-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!
☞Both films represent modern Japan and its culture very well. «Pom Poko» explains its social structure and the hardship of working against their nature. Who said the Japanese are hard workers! Not at all. See this film to find out how difficult it is to disguise himself as one. On the other hand, «Spirited Away» is an evidence how much westernized our collective psychological archetype in Japan is. Behind the traditional visual codes, we can see many western elements profoundly anchored in Japanese culture now. It is good news, right, Mr Yukio Mishima?