Saturday, January 22, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 62-8 Why Taoism?
Why did they appreciate this Tao in the old days? (Ch.62)
It is a very interesting question, isn't it?
Lao Tzu or the person who inserted this sentence is saying something important.
Once Chinese people had appreciated the original Taoism a lot;
then, at the time of writing, they no longer did so, he lamented.
Has anyone distorted its teachings?
Well, who knows?
But one thing is historically clear.
In Japanese there are two words, Doka (Doke) 道家 and Dokyo 道教, although they are translated with the same word: Taoism. (cf. 道家 [daojia] and 道教 [daojiao] respectively in Chinese)
The former is the philosophical study of Tao Te Ching and Chuang Tzu.
-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!
☞There is no doubt about it. The best Japanese actor ever is Toshiro Mifune. Of course, we have some Japanese actors who contributed to the establishment of "Japanese" theaters such as Zeami, the banished founder of Noh, and Izumo no Okuni, the shamanic actress of Kabuki. Nevertheless, who on earth knows these names outside Japan? Along with Akira Kurosawa, Toshiro Mifune will remain in the hearts of many people who adore and admire Samurai and their way of living. The life is a floating world, not the one and only objective world. Please watch the Japanese duo's masterpiece «Rashomon» for explanation.