Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 56-7 Kanshiketsu / Like dust
Be like dust. (Ch.56)
Try to be the least important being.
That's the best way to accept the world (=your hologram) as it is.
Don't feed your ego.
Be like dust.
Or, be an [excrement] scraper.
Zen Buddhists say:
"Buddha is a dry [excrement] stick"
(糞かきべら [kuso kaki bera] / 乾屎橛 [kanshiketsu] in Japanese).
It is a piece of wood to clean one's bottom after he has relieved nature.
Buddha is the fundamental energy.
So is Tao.
So is Love.
Therefore, please remember that, in every being, even in the scraper that has cleaned many Asian bottoms, you can find Buddha, Tao, Love, or whatever you call the energy.
-Don't say 56-1
-One who says 56-2
-Block the openings 56-3
-Be dull 56-4
-Soft light 56-6
-Kanshiketsu / Like dust 56-7
-One with Dark Depth 56-8
-Closer to Tao 56-9
-Staying away? 56-10
-Ennoble it? 56-13
-Debase it? 56-14
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 56
-In Chapter 4 / Tao's function, you can find the identical sentences: "Dull the sharpness. Untangle the entanglements. Soften the light. Be like dust".
Tao answers your question!
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