Sunday, October 10, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 53-8 Hologram is Not Tao
A thief's luxury is not Tao. (Ch.53)
"A thief's luxury" represents your hologram.
So, the hologram is not Tao.
Your hologram is a manifestation of Tao, but not Tao itself.
What is a hologram, really?
Master Dogen explains it very well in his Shobogenzo:
"The entire world is a mind and land. The entire world is flowers and feelings. Since the entire world is flowers and feelings, the entire world is an ume flower. Since the entire world is an ume flower, the entire world is Buddha's hologram."
(Baika 梅華, «Shobogenzo»)
Did you get it?
The world = mind + material beings = visual images + feelings = an ume flower = a hologram
-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!
☞Go Nagai, the author of «Devilman», was born in 1945, in Wajima (in Ishikawa prefecture as were Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki and Kitaro Nishida). Nagai intentionally mixed the elements of carnal desire with his Manga creation. With or without knowing it, he was following the same steps as Lady Murasaki Shikibu («The Tale of Genji / Genji monogatari») and Ihara Saikaku («The life of an Amorous Woman / Koshoku Ichidai Onna», «The life of an Amorous man / Koshoku Ichidai Otoko»). Please don't blame Japanese Manga for being too explicit. It hurts the feelings of those who love Japan's traditional literature. Thank you for your open-mindedness in advance.