Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 56-11 Benefit?

Today's Tao

You cannot give benefit to it. (Ch.56)

Tao is not material.

It has nothing to do with benefit.

Let's make it clear.

All the material beings, including so-called benefit, belong to your hologram.

Tao does not belong to the hologram.

Tao manifests itself through the hologram.

Tao has nothing to do with benefit, neither its benefit nor your benefit.

Listen to Zen Master Dogen's caution:

"You don't practice Buddha's manifestation for your own self, not to mention, for your fame or benefit."

(«Gakudo yojin shu 学道用心集»)

夫れ仏法修行は尚自身のためにせず、況んや名聞利養のためにこれを修せんや (鎌田茂雄「正法眼蔵随聞記講話」第一講より)

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-Block the openings 56-3
-Be dull 56-4
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-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!

☞Kenzaburo Oe is a Nobel prize winner, and was a high school class mate and brother-in-law of late Juzo Itami, who directed «Tampopo» the Ramen Noodle Western among other successful and funny movies.

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