Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 53-4 Wild field
The field is very wild. (Ch.53)
"Who destroyed the beautiful rice field!"
"Globalization and multi-nationals are responsible for the desertification of the world!"
All right, all right.
You need someone to blame.
But, if you follow Tao or Zen, you have got no one to blame.
Don't judge anyone even if nature is being destroyed.
Ask yourself what the world and its nature are.
"It is like a man with bleary-eyed vision seeing the flowers in the middle of emptiness."
(Shuryogonkyo / Suramgama Sutra 首楞厳経 10-4; also Kuge 空華, «Shobogenzo». ☞See 64-5 Before existence for Dogen's Caution.)
They are your hologram.
Master Dogen says:
"The flowers of emptiness have everything on the lands blossom."
(Kuge 空華, «Shobogenzo»)
The flowers of emptiness stimulate you to project other flowers.
-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!
☞They were not seven samurai at the beginning of the story. They were six samurai and one peasant. The young peasant who Toshiro Mifune embodied wanted to be a samurai. A few centuries later, now, modern-day Japanese samurai are corporate workers. They are spiritually and financially as tired and hungry as those defeated samurai in «Seven Samurai» after the two decades of sluggish economy there. The difference is that these days samurai want to be peasants.