Friday, April 8, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 69-2 Be passive
Our side dare not be active, but be passive. (Ch.69)
Don't be active.
Passiveness defeats activeness. (☞See Female beats male 61-4)
Use Dark Depth Female 玄牝 [gen pi].
In Taoism, the word "female" represents passiveness.
While being passive and accepting all, you create no resistance.
Then, Tao, which is expressed as "Dark Depth 玄 [gen]", can flow without hindrance.
"Don't be active", in other words, "Do nothing" suggests this attitude.
Please don't think that "Do nothing" means "You must not move your body or do something".
Whether you do something or not, true You are "doing nothing", that is to say, accepting all.
It is your hologram that is doing the act.
-Use of arms 69-1
-Be passive 69-2
-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!
☞Small is big. This is the idea of Taoism. Small spaces can give you plenty of "space" in your mind. Katsuhiko Mizuno's «Landscapes for Small Spaces» will offer you many ideas for your spiritual gardening. ☞The Rock Garden at Ryoanji temple in Kyoto is one of the most beautiful Zen gardens in Japan. «The Art of the Japanese Garden» will show you a different concept of "What a garden is".