Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-16 Desire no desire
That's why the sage desires not to desire. (Ch.64)
A: "Master Bonbon, I still have got my desire. I cannot suppress my desire. Please help me."
B: "Meditate for sixty years, and you will have no desire."
A: "I did, Master Bonbon. I have meditated for sixty years. I am eighty years old now. But I cannot suppress my desire yet."
B: "Contact our sales division and buy the special amulet to get rid of your desire."
Master Bonbon, stop saying things like that.
One is suppose to have "no desire".
Desire is part of your own self.
The self is part of your hologram.
Holograms do not exist in reality.
In conclusion, desire does not belong to you from the beginning.
It is a catalyst like feelings, thoughts, mountains, rivers, clouds, and flowers.
"Desiring not to desire" means "accepting that there is no desire".
-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!
☞In stead of studying Tao Te Ching, why don't we live Tao Te Ching? Living without resistance. Accepting all with love. "We can't do that cos we are not a saint!", some may say. But, in fact, no matter how you live, you are doing it. It is a question of whether you refuse to admit it or not. Even this question is not important. Look at the geisha girl Komako in Yasunari Kawabata's «Snow Country». She is not aware of what she is doing. She is just living. Her way of living does not stop her from enjoying life. She is a perfect Tao girl.