Monday, February 14, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-7 Tree from a hair
A big tree grows from the minutest tip of a downy hair. (Ch.64)
The origin of a big thing is a small thing.
The origin of everything is Tao.
Then, what is the origin of Tao?
The answer is the Today's Tao sentence.
Everything, including "the tip of a downy hair", is sending Love (=the fundamental energy Tao) to you.
Thanks to this act of sending Love, there exists the movement of the energy.
The movement is Tao, which is true You.
Tao's origin is the act of sending Love, which is called "Doing nothing".
The hair sends Love.
Love is Tao.
Tao (=true You) projects the big tree.
-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!
☞Which do you think is more prestigious, a founder of a university or a man whose face is printed on the 10,000 yen bill? Ask a Japanese what comes up to his mind when he hears the word "Yukichi". Chances are that he may answer "money". Then, ask other Japanese about "Fukuzawa". Most of them will repeat the same answer, but, if you are lucky, you might encounter a person who replies: "Yukichi Fukuzawa was the first modern Japanese citizen who founded Keio University." Fukuzawa literally means "lucky swamp". The Japanese economy has been wading a muddy swamp for two decades, but you never know. If you believe in a Taoist economy, it certainly is a lucky swamp.