Friday, February 18, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-11 Stick & Lose
If you stick to it, you will lose it. (Ch.64)
Like yesterday's sentence, you can find the identical one in Chapter 29. (☞See If you stick to it 29-4)
When you stick to something, you are refusing change.
When you block the change, you lose Tao's energy.
Obsession is the shortcut to loss.
Especially the obsession to the concept of Self.
Zen Master Dogen kindly cautions:
"Those who are lost in Mayoi stick to (Self);
those who get Satori leave (Self)."
(«Gakudo yojin shu 学道用心集»)
"Oh, my god. I've got my own self. I cannot leave it. My god. What can I do?"
Please do not panic.
Being lost in Mayoi is part of Satori.
Satori is another name of the hologram.
If you cannot help sticking to something, well, leave your feelings alone although it is not ideal,
and don't worry.
-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!
☞Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969) was a Japanese martial artist. An Aikido master. Takeda Sokaku was his teacher. Later he worked with a Japanese religious leader, Onisaburo Deguchi, to found a utopian colony in Mongolia. ☞Shinran (1173 -1263) is the founder of Jodo Shin shu / Pure Land Shin school. Zen Master Dogen lived in Kyoto while Shinran was there although there is no record that proves the two ran across each other. Shinran's master was Honen. Yuien, one of Shinran's disciples, is supposed to be the author of «Tannisho».