Sunday, November 7, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 55-13 Takuan / Mind & Ki
Mind using energy Ki is called strength. (Ch.55)
"Strength" means force.
Forcing yourself is not natural at all.
Do you want to manipulate Ki the energy for your own benefit one way or another?
Please don't misunderstand that Lao Tzu encourages you to use Ki the energy.
He is saying here that you should not allow your mind to use Ki the energy.
Don't let your mind confuse you.
Japanese Zen Master Takuan said:
[kokoro koso kokoro mayowasu kokoronare
kokoro ni kokoro, kokoro yurusuna]
Mind! It's the mind that confuses the mind.
Mind! Don't let the mind take over the mind.
(«Fudo chishin myoroku 不動智神妙録»)
-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!
☞If you want to understand traditional "Male Love / Danshoku" in Japan, you should read this «The Great Mirror of Male Love» by Ihara Saikaku along with «Hagakure». The latter talks about Bushido, that is to say, Tao of Samurai, but what the author discusses in the book is not exactly what we associate with the word "warrior" all the time. If you ignore the boundary between the male and the female, the characters in «The Great Mirror of Male Love» behave more like Genji the aristocratic seeker of a heterosexual love in «The Tale of Genji».