Monday, November 15, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 56-5 Untangled
Untangle the entanglement. (Ch.56)
People might think that the entanglements are Mayoi, being lost, and untangling is Satori, the enlightenment.
But where on earth are the entanglements?
There is no entanglements in your life unless you judge it.
Mayoi is Satori.
The entanglements are catalysts that stimulate you to emit more Love.
In Zen Buddhism, they call this 煩悩即菩提 [bonno soku bodai], which means:
"Being lost is justly the spiritual awakening".
(☞See 23-9 Bonno soku bodai)
Our life is perfectly untangled no matter how much it seems otherwise.
If you find it tangled up, I would say:
"Welcome to your spiritual awakening!".
-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
-In Chapter 4 / Tao's function, you can find the identical sentences: "Dull the sharpness. Untangle the entanglements. Soften the light. Be like dust".
Tao answers your question!
☞If he cannot help it, what can he really do about it? He has got an unquenchable desire to follow the woman. For what? Are we allowed to call it love? If the story were not written by a Nobel prize winner, people might feel ashamed of reading this kind of story. Thanks to Yasunari Kawabata, you can read it in the train or a dentist's waiting room with a pride. Well, you are capable of appreciate "art". You can even discuss the subject of the novel with your girlfriend or boyfriend, feeling safe because it is difficult to deny the quality of this creative writing. Following a woman is certainly a Mayoi. But Mayoi is justly Satori. Just accept all. If you need any external help, «The Lake» will surely give you some encouragement. Don't be ashamed. You are perfect.