Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 57-7 More intelligent, more evil
The more intelligent the people are, the more evil acts take place. (Ch.57)
Let's ask the ex-employees of Lehman Brothers if they agree with Lao Tzu.
Whether they agree or not, Lao Tzu's wisdom can be applied in life.
Then, can we think why in terms of Taoism?
It is because the world in front of you is your hologram.
By working on it intelligently and logically, you increase resistance.
The resistance stops it from naturally transforming itself.
Intelligence and logic are counterproductive.
Well, to be shrewd and do "evil acts", you need plenty of intelligence, right?
-Surprise attack 57-2
-Don't work 57-3
-How do I know? 57-4
-No prohibitions 57-5
-More useful tools 57-6
-More intelligent, more evil 57-7
-Ho 法 and Laws 57-8
-Sage's "Do nothing" 57-9
-Don't move 57-10
-Don't work and Get rich 57-11
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 57
Tao answers your question!
☞The true intelligence is "Do nothing". You might wonder if it is applicable to our modern life. Yes, it is. And more than ever we need to apply it. A good example is late Japanese botanist Masanobu Fukuoka, who developed an agriculture of doing nothing. Read his «The One-Straw Revolution» and tell your friends interested in ecology about the book on the Taoist agricultural revolution, please. ☞Zen monk Ryokan was a Japanese equivalent to St. Francis of Assisi. Since he was in Soto School, it was natural he admired Dogen and his «Shobogenzo». I wish I could ask this Buddhist poet whether he had overcome our modern problem of Self.