Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 53-3 Clean court
The court is very clean. (Ch.53)
"This is the government's fault!"
"This president is horrible!"
People tend to blame the king and his court.
But don't judge them even if they are rich and powerful.
The government and the classes are part of your hologram.
是什麼物恁麼来 [ze inmo butsu inmo rai]
Your hologram just comes and goes.
"Although everyone in the county wants to buy it, there is no way 蓋國買門無," said Master Sekimon Etetsu / Shimen Huiche 石門慧徹. (Kuge 空華, «Shobogenzo»)
-No intelligence 53-1
-Flat Tao 53-2
-Clean court 53-3
-Wild field 53-4
-Painted rice cake / Empty granary 53-5
-Too much money 53-6
-Thief's luxury 53-7
-Hologram is not Tao 53-8
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 53
Tao answers your question!
☞Dogen was a pure product of Buddhist educational system of his days. He was fluent in Chinese and knowledgeable about classical literature in Japanese; a perfect exchange student in China. When he was young, Ikkyu was educated in the same sort of system as Dogen's although he didn't go to China. Nevertheless, in the second half of their lives, they were totally different. Dogen continued his secluded way of living while Ikkyu frequented with artists and predecessors of geisha girls. I wonder if this master of Rinzai Zen Buddhism could be a punk rock star and Zen preacher like Mr Brad Warner. Warner-san was born in Akron, Ohio, USA, in 1964.