Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tao Te Ching Chapter 69-6 Lost treasures

Today's Tao

If you underestimate the enemy, you have almost lost my treasures. (Ch.69)

What are your treasures?

We have three treasures.

In Tao Te Ching, those three treasures are:

1. Send Love.

2. Don't waste any.

3. Try not to be the first.

(☞See 3 treasures  67-4)

On the other hand, for the Buddhists, their three treasures are:

1. Buddha.

2. Manifestation.

3. Company.

Let's decode them.

1. Buddha is another name of Love, Tao, or the Higher Being.

2. Holograms are Buddha's manifestation (=Dharma). Don't waste your hologram.

3. Your company, your enemy, and the rest are part of your hologram. Why do you have to prove that you are better than them?

Buddhists in China used the expression "three treasures 三宝 [san po]" found in Tao Te Ching to translate the Sanskritic word "Tri-ratna". (Osamu Kanaya 金谷治, «Roshi 老子»)

«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!

☞«Tao Te Ching» the first line comparison (2) / "The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao" «Tao Te Ching (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)» on the left. / Ditto. On the right, «Tao Te Ching: An Illustrated Journey» by Stephen Mitchell. They are the same translation, but one has the original text and the other has Chinese paintings.

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