Monday, October 18, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 54-8 World
Learn it in the world under the sky, and its attainment is omnipresent. (Ch.54)
This sentence summarizes the paragraph.
The world is your hologram.
Learn Tao in the hologram.
In other words, receive Tao through the hologram.
This is Tao's attainment.
Zen master Dogen looks at this from another point of view:
"The so-called light of Buddha is ten nooks and crannies of the whole world".
(Komyo 光明, «Shobogenzo»)
At any part of this world, in every sphere of your hologram, you are seeing Buddha's light, which is Love, which is Tao.
It exists everywhere, waiting to be received.
-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!
☞There are some cities you want to visit at least once in your life time: Paris, Venice, and so on. I don't know if Kyoto belongs to this category, but it is worth visiting a real Zen garden in Ryoan-ji temple at lease once in our life time. Yasunari Kawabata's «The Old Capital» is an informative reading material although it was written as a novel. Some suspect that the author's intention was not creating a dramatical catharsis but recording as many ceremonies and rituals in Kyoto as possible. The beautiful twin sisters guide the town and country of Japan's old capital.