Sunday, January 16, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 62-2 Treasure
It's the treasure of good people. (Ch.62)
Very often I quote Zen Master Dogen's «Shobogenzo 正法眼蔵».
"Shobo 正法" means authentic manifestation (=right teachings); "gen 眼", an eye; "zo 蔵", a storage.
This eye storage should be interpreted as a hologram.
Then, what kind of treasure do we store in the hologram, which is the world in front of you.
Of course, it is Tao (=Love, =Zen, =Buddha).
If you believe it, your belief is Tao's manifestation.
If you doubt it, your doubt is Tao's manifestation, too.
-Hidden Tao 62-1
-Akunin shoki setsu / Feel safe 62-3
-Adorned words 62-4
-Adorned acts 62-5
-Don't abandon 62-6
-An emperor enthroned 62-7
-Why Taoism? 62-8
-Highly appreciated 62-10
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 62
Tao answers your question!
☞What makes Master Dogen so different from other Japanese Buddhists? Among other extraordinary capacities, his ability in speaking and understanding Chinese is worth mentioning. That's why I ask you to read «Shobogenzo» in Japanese. He often quotes a Chinese text and uses its syntax to make the meaning clear. How can you express this bilingual style in one Indo-European language? Nevertheless, I am aware that I am asking you too much. I cannot ask you to learn Japanese first before you set off for your adventure in the world of Zen Buddhism. So, please take Dogen's writing style into account when you choose an English translation. If it is too clear and flawless, think twice before you take it to the checkout counter.