Friday, November 5, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 55-11 Constant enlightenment
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.
-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!
☞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.