Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 55-12 No increased life

Today's Tao

Increasing life is called ill omen. (Ch.55)

More knowledge.

More money.

More meditation.

More Satori.

Lao Tzu says:

"Reduce and reduce".

Don't try to add anything to life, which is your hologram.

The holograms are catalysts.

The more catalysts you have, the more confused you may get.

That's why Zen masters say:

"Just sit".

But, watch out.

Master Dogen says:

"Sitting is not just sitting".

If you meditate for the peace of your mind, it is not true Za-zen, he explains.

(Zazenshin 坐禅箴, «Shobogenzo»)

If you see any increase in your life, it is "ill omen", knowledge and meditation included.

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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 55

Tao answers your question!

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