Saturday, February 19, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-12 Defeat nothing
Hence, the sage does nothing, so he defeats nothing. (Ch.64)
Doing nothing is the most powerful act of all.
"What? You cannot change anything by doing nothing!", you might respond.
Then, I want to ask you:
"Can you really do something to the world?".
Let's check some important points.
1) The world is part of a hologram.
2)Your own self that tries to change the world is part of a hologram, too.
3)Though you project your hologram, your own self does not control it.
That's why Zen Buddhists call it "Inmo butsu 恁麼物 / a what-on-earth thing". (☞See Inmo and No mind 49-10)
In conclusion, you cannot do anything to the world.
You are the sage.
You know you are not doing anything no matter what you seem to be doing.
Therefore, you will not "defeat" and break the natural flow of Tao.
-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!
☞Did he really touch the sound of silence? He was 23 years old when Paul Simon wrote «The Sound of Silence» in 1964. As one gets older, the sound of silence seems to change into that of something else. In the case of Yasunari Kawabata, he heard «The Sound of the Mountain». He was 55 years old when he finished writing the novel in 1954.