Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-17 Rare coins

Today's Tao

He doesn't value rare coins. (Ch.64)

Lao Tzu says in Chapter 3:

"If they don't value rare coins, people will stay away from theft."

(☞See No rare coins 3-2)

He also says in Chapter 12:

"The coins hard to get make man's behavior bothered."

(☞See Coins 12-5)

Then, what does Lao Tzu mean by the words "rare" and "coins"?


Of course, yes, but we need a more specific answer.

Well, the answer is intellectual analysis.

"The sage" does not value analyses.

It is no use analyzing your hologram.

It is waste of time wondering where it comes from.

That's why Zen Buddhists call it Inmo butsu 恁麼物, or a what-on-earth thing.

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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 64

Tao answers your question!

☞"Lao Tzu's «Tao Te Ching» is too scanty. I want something with more detail!" "How about Zen Master Dogen's «Shobogenzo»?" "Oh, no, it's too bulky. Besides, it is too abstract. I can't use his teachings in life!" "Well, I've got a perfect book for you. It is neither too bulky nor scanty. It is relatively pragmatic." "What is that?" "«Chuang Tzu». It you don't have much time, you can read only «The Inner Chapters», but there are many interesting things to learn in the other chapters, too." "For example?" "Did you like the passage you read Tao by Matsumoto video blog 42-8 Chuang Tzu's teachings?" "Yes, I did. It is about the creation of the hologram." "You can find the passage in «The Outer Chapters» of «Chuang Tzu»."

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