Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-2 Before materialization
It is easy to treat a thing before it has appeared. (Ch.64)
It is projected as a hologram.
The state before the projection is called "Bumo misho izen 父母未生以前" in Zen Buddhism.
It means "before the father and the mother are born".
Once you accept the mechanism between Tao and holograms, everything will be easy.
Master Dogen says:
"The life of right now exists in this mechanism;
this mechanism exists in the life of right now".
(Zenki 全機, «Shobogenzo»)
Life is not the period between birth and saying good-bye to life.
Birth and "good-bye" take place simultaneously inside the mechanism.
Life is a timeless hologram in the mechanism between "the projecting" and "the projected".
Treat your life before the projection.
In other words, do nothing right now.
-Something stable 64-1
-Before materialization 64-2
-While fragile 64-3
-While minute 64-4
-Before existence 64-5
-In order 64-6
-Tree from a hair 64-7
-Nine-story tower 64-8
-A thousand league travel 64-9
-Do and Defeat 64-10
-Stick and Lose 64-11
-Defeat nothing 64-12
-Don't stick 64-13
-Before completed 64-14
-Careful end 64-15
-Desire no desire 64-16
-Rare coins 64-17
-Learn no learn 64-18
-Don't dare 64-21
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 64
Tao answers your question!
☞Let's stop saying that they are different. Infinite Light / Mugeko 無碍光・無礙光 is another name of Zen (=Love, =Buddha), which is pointing at the fundamental energy Tao. The more names we create, the more confused we get. As Lao Tzu says, "The word does not stand for what it really is". («Tao Te Ching» Chapter 1). No wonder Daisetz Suzuki was more inclined to Tariki / Other-power later in his life. Let's start saying: "Other-power and Jiriki / Self-power are the same". If Self doesn't exist, how can they be different! Consult Daisetz Suzuki's «Buddha of Infinite Light» and Hiroyuki Itsuki's «Tariki» and ask yourself whether the two words are still different to you.