Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 56-10 Staying away?

Today's Tao

You cannot stay away from it. (Ch.56)

So, you cannot stay away from Tao because you are Tao.

Zen Master Dogen says in his «Shobogenzo»:


[Uwo tori, imada mukashi yori midu sora wo hanarezu]

"Fish/birds have never, since the olden days, left water/the sky.

Your own self cannot leave the hologram as fish/birds cannot leave water/the sky".

(Genjokoan 現成公案, «Shobogenzo»)

The reverse side of the truth is the same.

True you are Tao, so, of course you cannot leave Tao.

The master cautions:

"If fish try to completely understand water first, or if birds try to completely understand the sky before they fly, they cannot get the way neither in water nor in the sky."

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-One who says 56-2
-Block the openings 56-3
-Be dull 56-4
-Untangled 56-5
-Soft light 56-6
-Kanshiketsu / Like dust 56-7
-One with Dark Depth 56-8
-Closer to Tao 56-9
-Staying away? 56-10
-Benefit 56-11
-Harm? 56-12
-Ennoble it? 56-13
-Debase it? 56-14
-Noblest 56-15
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 56

Tao answers your question!

☞Physics fascinates us. It doesn't matter if you live in the East or in the West. Gennai Hiraga was a samurai, but it did not stop him from experimenting things in terms of physics. He is supposed to be the first Japanese man who fabricated an electric generator. If physics can fascinate a samurai, there's nothing wrong with Oriental philosophies fascinating an Occidental physicist. «The Dancing Wu Li Masters» is an easy guide to the concept of relativity.

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