Monday, February 28, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-21 Don't dare
He doesn't dare to act. (Ch.64)
Do not act.
That is to say, do not intervene in the natural transformation of your hologram.
"But, what can we do? We have to eat and sleep! We've got to go to school or work!", you may say.
If you think so, just do it.
Your thoughts are part of the hologram.
So are your acts.
Whatever you do, you are in fact doing nothing.
Whether you are literally sitting or running around, you are doing Zazen 坐禅 (=so-called "meditation"), which is what Zen Buddhists call "sitting".
You don't have to meditate because life itself is your meditation.
Then, what do we have to do in our life, or our living meditation?
That is to say, receive and send the maximum amount of Love (=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!
☞Do you like sushi? The real simple sushi they serve in a authentic sushi bar in Japan. Not fancy California rolls with avocado inside. What is an uncarved block? A good example is a nigiri sushi ("nigirizushi"). An uncarved block is the state of being as you are. Without exotic sauces. With just plain wasabi and Kikkoman. You enjoy the quality and the freshness of the fish. The young girl in Yasunari Kawabata's «The Dancing girl of Izu» is another good example of being an uncarved block. This low-class dancer behaves with no awareness of class difference. She doesn't even mind running naked out of the huge rocky bath of the open-air hot spring to say hello to the boy student. The "uncarved block" attitude will surely lead you to "Kami nagara no michi", which means "the way like gods". Daisetz Suzuki explains this well in his «Zen and Japanese Culture».