Sunday, March 27, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 67-11 Leader of the vessel
I try not to be the first under the sky, so I can be the leader of the vessel. (Ch.67)
"Vessel" is a key word in Tao Te Ching and Taoism.
It is a metaphor of a hologram.
"When the uncarved block (=Tao) scatters, it becomes vessels." (☞See Vessels 28-13)
"The world under the sky is a god's vessel. Don't do anything to it." (☞See A god's vessel 29-2)
"Big's vessel will never be completed." (☞See No completion 40-15)
First, Tao, which is true You, projects a hologram.
Second, your own self is part of the hologram.
The self should not try to be the first in there because true You are already the leader of the vessel, that is to say, the projector of the hologram.
Third, holograms are projected and disappear constantly and simultaneously.
They are "never be completed", therefore, eternal.
-3 treasures 67-4
-Protect the treasures 67-5
-Send Love 67-6
-Don't waste holograms 67-7
-Not the first 67-8
-Be brave 67-9
-Be vast 67-10
-Leader of the vessel 67-11
-Stuck in life 67-12
-Love, win, defense 67-13
-Heaven, Love, Tao 67-14
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 67
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☞«Raku 楽» means easy, happy, and comfortable. Who said life has to be difficult! Enjoy this easy and happy pot-making.