Friday, November 5, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 55-11 Constant enlightenment

Today's Tao

Learning constancy is called enlightenment. (Ch.55)

This sentence is totally identical to the one in Chapter 16.

I hope you will read Tao by Matsumoto 16-9 Satori to understand it better.

In that entry, I said:

"By leaving your hologram, you can return to Tao".

What is "leaving your hologram" precisely?

Can we leave our hologram?

The answer is no in two senses.

First, your own self cannot leave the hologram.

Second, Tao, which is true You, is not part of the hologram.

Then, what does "leaving your hologram" mean?

It means understanding and accepting that true You are Tao and have little to do with your own self.

You don't have to seek enlightenment, or Satori, because true You are already and "constantly" enlightened.

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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 55

Tao answers your question!

☞Please look at the doll. Doesn't she look peaceful? Satori is not an altered state. Satori is everyday life. If you can emit Love and turn your prayer wheel (=the so-called reality) without resistance, Self-power (=Jiriki) of Zen Buddhism is good for you. Nevertheless, if you think that your ego is a little too strong and often bothers the cycle of Tao's energy, you might get some help from Other-power (=Tariki) of Shinran's Jodo Shin Buddhism.

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