Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 56-8 One with Dark Depth
This is called being one with Dark Depth. (Ch.56)
Dark Depth is 玄 [gen] in Japanese ([hsüan] in Chinese).
Originally it meant the color of reddish black which you got after having put together a few layers of colors.
The color symbolizes something deep and inexplicable.
"Dark Depth" is a synonym for Tao.
Therefore, 玄同 [gen dō], being one with Dark Depth, is the same as being one with Tao.
No matter what you are, whether you are dust or an [excrement] scraper, you are Tao.
In this chapter 56, Lao Tzu gives us some tips to remember the fact.
Don't worry and do nothing.
-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!
☞Now the sport is internationally know as Judo. It was not the case at the beginning of its modern development. Contrary to what most of us imagine, the word "Judo" has a relatively brief history. The magical art of man-to-man combat was first called "Yawara", which means being soft. "Yawara no michi". This is the expression that provokes an unequivocal affection towards the sport among the Japanese. A Japanese Judy Garland, Hibari Misora, sang "Yawara" and an industrious Japanese cartoonist, Naoki Urasawa drew "Yawara", which led a real-life girl to start practicing this "Soft Tao / Judo". Having won a few Olympic medals, the girl is now a stateswoman who occupies a seat in Japan's House of Councilors.