Sunday, October 17, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 54-7 Country
Learn it in the country, and its attainment is rich. (Ch.54)
Love your country no matter what its state is.
Don't criticise politicians.
Accept people in the media as they are.
If you get annoyed, you create unnecessary resistance and waste your energy.
"The country" is much smaller than the TV set next to you.
It is just a backdrop of your hologram.
It is not wise to cut the "rich" flow of Tao's energy by getting upset.
If you don't like what is going on in "the country", be like Nikko's three monkeys.
-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
-State filth 78-8 That's why the sage says, "Those who accept the filth of the country are called the master of the state".
Tao answers your question!
☞What is a country? To some, it is what you fight for. To others, it is what you wish might protect you. Whichever it is, these two books are about their countries. Although geographically they occupy the same place, the authors seem not to talk about the same one. «The Taiheiki» was written in the late 14th century and «Sun and Steel» by Yukio Mishima in the late 20th century.