Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-1 Something stable
It is easy to maintain something stable. (Ch.64)
A: "Master Bonbon, I don't wanna work hard. I am lazy, you know? Show me the easiest way to get enlightenment."
B: "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. After years and years of painful effort, only a few chosen ones will be able to get Satori."
C'mon, Master Bonbon, stop saying these ridiculous things.
Lao Tzu says it here as clearly as day.
Let's decode Today's Tao sentence.
What is "something stable"?
The most stable thing is the fundamental energy, which we call Tao.
Some call it Love; others, Zen or Buddha.
Whatever the name is, Lao Tzu is saying that it is easy to keep it.
In other words, it is easy to be one with Tao.
Because true You are Tao from the beginning without effort or superhuman austerities.
-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!
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