Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tao Te Ching Chapter 69-4 Advance without advancing

Today's Tao

This is called advancing without advancing, rolling up the sleeves of no arm, taking up no arms, and pulling in no enemy. (Ch.69)

Can we advance without advancing?


Act no act. 為無為

This is one of the best-known sentences in Tao Te Ching. (☞See Act without acting 3-7)

Can we really act without acting?


Lao Tzu asks you to "roll up the sleeves of no arm".

This is a Taoist counterpart to Zen Buddhist Hakuin's famous Koan:

"What is the sound of one hand?". (☞See The sound without a sound 14-4)

All of them are talking about the same thing: how to use your hologram.

All the acts, including advancing, are part of your hologram.

All the objects, including one of your hands, are part of the hologram.

So are arms and enemies.

How can you use them?

It is simple.

"Do nothing."

In other words, by accepting all, maintain the circulation of Love, or the fundamental energy Tao.

«Related Articles»
-Use of arms 69-1
-Be passive 69-2
-Retreat 69-3
-Advance without advancing 69-4
-Underestimating the enemy 69-5
-Lost treasures 69-6
-Love wins 69-7
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 69

Tao answers your question!

☞According to an English dictionary, the definition of "matsuri" is: a solemn festival celebrated periodically at Shinto shrines in Japan. It is something more than that. Etymologically speaking, "ma" means an empty space or time. "Tsuri" signifies being suspended in the air. To the Japanese, "matsuri" is "a suspended time". Enjoy the sample music of the Japanese traditional drum Taiko on the left. Happi is a traditional costume for a matsuri. You can see the nice Kanji / Chinese character matsuri 祭 written in red in the middle of the back.

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