Saturday, October 30, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 55-5 Soft sinew
His bones are weak, his sinews are soft, and his hold is tight. (Ch.55)
Do you want to hold Tao tightly?
Holding something tightly and sticking to it is not exactly a good idea, though.
Well, if you still want to do it, be weak and soft like a baby.
You cannot hold Tao. Let's make it clear about this.
Nevertheless, being soft and and weak is an effective way to remember that you are one with Tao.
Soften your own self.
Weaken your strong ego.
Minimize the intervention by your own self, which is part of the hologram.
Why don't we say "My own self does not belong to me." once and for all?
-Inner attainment 55-1
-No stings 55-2
-No attack 55-3
-No hitting 55-4
-Soft sinew 55-5
-Male organ 55-6
-Su Dongpo / No husky voice 55-8
-Peak of harmony 55-9
-Know harmony? 55-10
-Constant enlightenment 55-11
-No increased life 55-12
-Takuan / Mind and Ki 55-13
-Strong = Old 55-14
-No early end 55-16
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 55
Tao answers your question!
☞Morihei Ueshiba was one of the pillars in the earliest period of Aikido's history. Aikido literally means "The Tao of the harmony of energy". ☞Buddhist Shinran was contemporary to Zen Master Dogen. He is the founder of Jodo Shin shu school of Buddhism. He once said: "Even good people will become Buddha, not to mention evil people". («Tannisho», Chapter 3) This is "the doctrine of evil persons as the object of salvation", which is called Akunin shoki setsu in Japanese.