Friday, February 4, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 63-11 Casual promises
Casual promises surely lack faith. (Ch.63)
What does Lao Tzu mean by "faith"?
Faith in what?
He asks us to have the faith in Tao's mechanism.
Do you believe in the cycle of energy between you and non-you?
Yin and Yang are the symbolic names for the sending end and the receiving end of the energy.
It doesn't matter which is which.
From another point of view, it is the reciprocal creation of your own self and the hologram.
The word "promises" should be interpreted as expressing one's opinion.
Don't you speak too much to convince others?
In Zen Buddhism, they say 不戯論 [fu ke ron], which means:
"Don't argue casually".
If you speak too much, it shows that you do not have much faith in "Do nothing".
-Decoding a riddle 63-1
-No work 63-2
-No taste 63-3
-Small = Big 63-4
-Love him 63-5
-Complicated in Easy 63-8
-Big in minuscule 63-9
-Don't try 63-10
-Casual promises 63-11
-Easy origin 63-12
-Everything as difficult 63-13
-Nothing is difficult 63-14
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 63
Tao answers your question!
☞«Onna Daigaku» can be translated as the Great Learning for women. It is a samurai version of «The Great Learning / Daigaku» for girls and young women. The book was published in 1716 and based on Kaibara, Ekken's teachings. Yukichi Fukuzawa, the gentleman on Japan's 10,000 yen bill, wrote a modern and democratic version of it, called «The New Great Learning for Women / Shin Onnna Daigaku». ☞«The Way of Contentment», which is a collection of translated works of Kaibara, Ekken by Ken Hoshino, includes «The Philosophy of Pleasure / Rakukun». The book is available on Open Library.