Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 54-14 Why telepathy?
Why do I know what's going on in the world under the sky? (Ch.54)
A: "Master Bonbon, I wanna be able to read other people's mind. I wanna be a psychic who can tell what's gonna happen in the world. Can you help me?"
B: "Meditate for thirty years, and you will get the magical power."
Two important points.
You know everything in the world because it's your hologram.
You filter all the information and select what is necessary for you.
Zen master Dogen strictly advises against any so-called "magical powers" including mind-reading and telepathy.
Well, everyone has got the power.
So, why do we have to call it "magical"?
"Other people" and "another place in the world" are part of the hologram you project.
Naturally, you know all about them.
"If you are reading your own mind, you are reading other people's mind."
(Tashintsu 他心通, «Shobogenzo»)
-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!
☞«Buddha of Infinite Light» is an approximative English translation of Amida Butsu (Amitābha). He is the pilar of Pure Land Buddhism. It is interesting to find out that Daisetz Suzuki wrote «Buddha of Infinite Light», but it is not surprising. After all, Self-power and Other-power have to be the same. Kitaro Nishida was a friend of Suzuki since their high school days. He tackles the integration of terms in Christianity and Buddhism in his «An inquiry into the Good». Names vary, but they point at the same thing.