Sunday, October 3, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 53-1 No intelligence
If I have the least intelligence while travelling big Tao, I am fearful of going sideways. (Ch.53)
Intelligence is misleading.
So is knowledge.
When you have both, you cannot help analyzing things, which is worse.
To follow Tao, you don't need intelligence.
It is a hindrance.
That's why Lao Tzu says:
"When you do Tao, you reduce everything every day." (Reduce 48-1)
If you have too much intelligence, you will go sideways.
Thank you, Master Lao Tzu!
-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!
☞Miyamoto Musashi's «A Book of Five Rings» is supposed to have been written about 1645. Inazo Nitobe's «Bushido, the Soul of Japan» was written in 1900. It is interesting to notice that both books did not serve virtually nobody in terms of a real combat in a war. At the time of Musashi, the long period of domestic warfare had ended and the peaceful era of 230 years had already started. At the time of Nitobe, a samurai only existed in the society in a metaphorical sense.