Monday, October 11, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 54-1 Well built
A thing well built cannot be pulled out. (Ch.54)
A: "Master Bonbon, where is Tao? Where can I see it?"
B: "Meditate for thirty years or donate your annual income, and you will get the power to see Tao."
Don't worry, everyone.
Don't listen to what Master Bonbon says.
"Well built" in this context means "deeply rooted".
Tao the fundamental energy is deeply rooted in everything.
The important thing is that you cannot "pull out Tao".
This means that, no matter what you do, Tao is with you.
Because you are Tao.
-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!
☞"Where can I see Tao?" "How does Zen work?" One may wonder how Zen master Ikkyu handled these innocent questions while he was fooling around with predecessors of Geisha girls in brothels. His answer was to write a Noh play. The master used a legendary character Yama Uba, an old woman in the mountains, as a metaphor of Zen (= Tao). Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki points it out and summarizes Ikkyu's message in a decryption intelligible to the West. You can read it in his «Zen and Japanese Culture». You will see how easy Zen is.