Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 56-14 Debase it?
You cannot debase it. (Ch.56)
Tao is beyond human values.
Therefore, "You cannot ennoble it. You cannot debase it".
Don't worship Tao.
Don't worship yourself, either.
But at the same time, don't despise Tao.
Don't despise yourself, either.
I have to make it clear that the word "hologram" is not a pejorative at all.
Please don't say: "The world is just a hologram. Let's ignore it".
Your precious Self is part of your perfect holographic world although your own self is not true You.
Accept the world, but don't be attached to it.
Accept your own self, but don't be attached to it.
They are a beautiful hologram, aren't they?
-Don't say 56-1
-One who says 56-2
-Block the openings 56-3
-Be dull 56-4
-Soft light 56-6
-Kanshiketsu / Like dust 56-7
-One with Dark Depth 56-8
-Closer to Tao 56-9
-Staying away? 56-10
-Ennoble it? 56-13
-Debase it? 56-14
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 56
Tao answers your question!
☞Sincerely I would like to thank both gentlemen and exceptional literary figures: Mr Donald Keene and Mr Shusaku Endo. Both works here, Mr Endo's «The Sea and Poison» and Mr Keene's «So Lovely a Country Will Never Perish: Wartime Diaries of Japanese Writers» are important records on Japan and the Japanese during World War 2. The former is about the medical experiments on American prisoners of war. The latter includes the diaries written by Kafu Nagai, Sei Ito, Futaro Yamada and Jun Takami among others.