Sunday, February 6, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 63-13 Everything as difficult
Therefore, the sage regards everything as difficult. (Ch.63)
Wait a minute before you think everything is difficult.
Lao Tzu will never say that!
On the contrary, he is showing us how to make everything easy.
Let's use the simple mechanism of Tao.
Let's use Reverse Thinking.
Difficulty is the origin of easiness;
easiness is the origin of difficulty.
If you regard things as easy, they will be difficult.
If you regard things as difficult, they will be easy.
Or, there is a much simpler way.
Why don't we say:
"Everything is a catalyst"?
There are neither easy catalysts nor difficult catalysts, right?
-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!
☞The Japanese title «Manji» and the English one «Quicksand» do not correspond to each other. It is imaginable that the publisher of the English translation might have been concerned about a potential misinterpretation of its Japanese title. Look at the movie poster on the right. The discretion of the publisher should not be criticized. Nevertheless, Junichiro Tanizaki's «Manji» has nothing to do with World War 2. The novel was first published in 1928. Its title hints a four-way libidinous affair among two men and two women.