Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-20 Transformation

Today's Tao

Thus he keeps everything with its natural transformation. (Ch.64)

The words are sometimes more intelligent than the human beings that use them.

Look at the word 自然 [shizen].

This combination of the two kanji / Chinese characters illustrates how they look at life and nature in Taoism.

When the two kanji are together, 自然 [shizen] means nature.

When the two are separated, 自 [ji] means "self" and 然 [nen], "being in a state of".

Therefore, nature 自然 [shizen] means "being in the state of itself".

Life and nature are part of your hologram.

They transforms themselves whether we think we intervene in the process or not.

Leave your hologram coming and going naturally.

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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 64
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Tao answers your question!

☞Are Japanese men all like samurai warriors? Hardly. Not just nowadays. Most Japanese men have never been samurai-like. Samurai and Ninja were a tiny portion of Japan's population. Japanese men being samurai was a myth. Probably, that's what the Japanese men have wanted to believe, but the reality has been far from it. Look at Lady Murasaki Shikibu's «The Tale of Genji». At the time of writing, about the turn of the first millennium, the Japanese aristocratic society was relatively matriarchal. A wife lived with her mother while her husband visited her at her family's residence. The children were raised under the influence of the mother's family. On the other hand, the samurai society was more patriarchal, or male-dominant sort of. A man's love to another man was considered something pure and genuine whether it was platonic or not. Ihara, Saikaku's «The Great Mirror of Male Love» portrays the love between a samurai and a samurai, a samurai and a boy, or a man and a monk; in short, the love between a human and a human.

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