Friday, February 25, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-18 Learn no learn
He learns not to learn. (Ch.64)
Learn nothing. Period.
We don't need to add anything to this.
"But we want to know about Tao!", you may say.
In Tao Te Ching Chapter 48, Lao Tzu says:
"When you study, you accumulate your knowledge everyday.
When you do Tao, you reduce everything everyday."
(☞See also Reduce 48-1)
Where do we get the idea that we have to study or work hard before we get what we want?
Lao Tzu says that you don't have to do anything.
"Learn to do nothing" means "minimize your resistance".
Do you have to do anything to accept the world as it is?
-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!
☞"«The Joy of Not Working» really works." The very moment you truly need some words of guidance, you encounter them. It doesn't matter if they are written on a sheet of paper you get in a fast-food restaurant or in a mythical Oriental classic. Some strange force can take you to a bookstore, for example. Then, you pick up a book "by chance" and find the answer you have been looking for. Thank you, Mr Ernie J. Zelinski. You have made countless people happy, happy without working. For the people who no longer need to work, he wrote «How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free».