Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tao Te Ching Chapter 56-6 Soft light

Today's Tao

Soften the light. (Ch.56)

Don't shine.

Soften your glare.

Do you want to be different, original, or prominent?

This kind of desire is simply an obstacle.

If you are brilliant, it is more difficult to accept that the so-called reality, which includes both your own self and the outside world, is a hologram.

It is a catalyst to stimulate you to emit more Love.

It is not important at all whether you are shining with charisma or not.

You and non-you are the same.

What is the point of shining?

To impress your own self?

You must not be brilliant.

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-One with Dark Depth 56-8
-Closer to Tao 56-9
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-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!

☞Rakugo 落語 is a one man "stand-up" comedy without standing up, that is to say, a show entirely perfumed while squatting. It is a popular art of story-telling born in the Edo period under the reign of the Tokugawa shoguns. Contradictory as it may sound, it was a 230-year period without a war, starting in 1600, governed by samurai, who were supposed to be warriors. In this pacific period, laughter and lust became the center of the people's attention. The role of the concubines and the court jesters had been democratized. Here came the births of the Geisha and the Rakugo. While the word "Geisha" signifies an artist, the true artists of story-telling are called "Rakugo-ka 落語家", which literally means "a house of the fallen language".

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