Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 57-2 Surprise attack

Today's Tao

You use soldiers in a surprising way. (Ch.57)

Don't use your intelligence.

This is the theme of this chapter 57 Intelligence.

Intelligence is not so "intelligent" as we think it is.

In war, some generals opt for a surprise attack and think that they are more intelligent than their enemies.

But history has already told us so many times that a surprise attack is useless.

Intelligence is useless.

The moment we think we are intelligent, we are trapped.

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-Justice 57-1
-Surprise attack 57-2
-Don't work 57-3
-How do I know? 57-4
-No prohibitions 57-5
-More useful tools 57-6
-More intelligent, more evil 57-7
-Ho 法 and Laws 57-8
-Sage's "Do nothing" 57-9
-Don't move 57-10
-Don't work and Get rich 57-11
-Desire 57-12
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 57

Tao answers your question!

☞Who are perfect women? Women like them do not exist, some might say. All women are perfect, others can say. In Japanese literature, Fujitsubo of «The Tale of Genji» has been considered as one of them along with Komako, the perfect Onsen Geisha in Yasunari Kawabata's «Snow Country». One should not omit Midori of Ichiyo Higuchi's «Takekurabe», who is supposed to have inspired Kafu Nagai in his creation of Oyuki, who sells pleasure illegally in «A Strange Tale from East of the River».

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