Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tao Te Ching Chapter 69-3 Retreat

Today's Tao

Our side dare not advance one inch, but retreat one foot. (Ch.69)

Don't try to advance.

Never mind retreating.

In Taoism, advance is retreat, and retreat is advance. (☞See Advance = Retreat 40-7)

If you want to go forward, go backward.

If you want to get something, give something.

This is the way a hologram functions.

There are two raisons d'être of a hologram:

1. To give us an opportunity to receive Love (=Tao) through the hologram.

2. To stimulate us to emit Love (=Tao).

This bilateral exchange of the fundamental energy Tao may explain why a hologram "seems" to work that way.

But remember?

There is no space in Tao.

There is neither distance nor direction.

How can you advance or retreat there?

«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!

☞Some Japanese have contributed to the propagation of some Eastern ways of thinking abroad. The post-war consumers in Japan seem to have behaved totally contrarily to their principles. Now the Japanese post-consumer youngsters are taking the important roles of carrying the philosophical torch of their grandfathers. Read Masanobu Fukuoka's «The One-Straw Revolution» to find out his "Do nothing" farming. Michio Kushi has something to say about «The Cancer Prevention Diet».

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