Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 58-8 Spooky
A right thing returns to be spooky. (Ch.58)
"Get up! Stand up!"
"Do the right thing!"
Do you still want to shout like that?
You don't have to be right, says Lao Tzu, because there is neither right nor wrong in Taoism.
Are you obsessed with being right?
If so, the result could be very "spooky".
Weren't we, human beings, doing a so-called "right thing" when we created all the horrifying man-made disasters in history.
But, let us not judge it.
-Dark Government 58-1
-Brilliant government 58-2
-Fortune = Misfortune 58-3
-Misfortune = Fortune 58-4
-Eternal cycle 58-5
-Odd criterion 58-7
-Confused about time? 58-9
-Don't tear it! 58-10
-Kyoka (crazy song) hurts 58-11
-Straight = Bent 58-12
-Amida (Amitābha) shines 58-13
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 58
Tao answers your question!
☞There is one thing you must not miss when you visit Japan. It is not a big deal if you don't have time to visit a Zen garden. Never mind if no Sumo matches take place during your stay. But, if you leave the country without experiencing a nice hot bowl of Ramen noodles, you have got no one else to blame beside yourself. It is strongly advised to do some preparatory study on Ramen before you land on this gastronomical wonderland. Here are two good materials concerning the subject of the Ramen; manga «Oishinbo; Ramen and Gyoza» and Juzo Itami's Ramen noodle western movie «Tampopo». Attention! Not exactly all the noodle establishments have a high standard in terms of taste. Please ask a friend who can read Japanese to pick out for you the best noodle joint at your destination. The information is abundantly available on Internet.