Sunday, April 24, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 72-1 Big's fear
If people are not afraid of fear, Big's fear arrives. (Ch.72)
Don't be afraid of anything.
Even fear itself.
Fear is part of the world, which is your hologram.
All your feelings belong to the hologram as the clouds in the sky belong to the world.
Isn't it a bit strange to be afraid of the world?
Because you are the one who projects this hologram.
When you accept this world as a hologram, "Big's fear arrives".
Do you remember that "Big" is a nickname to Tao? (☞See Chapter 25 Manifestation)
"Big's fear" suggests the uneasy sensation you feel when you remember that you are always one with Tao.
This uncomfortable feeling of something being missing is very important.
Zen Master Dogen explains it:
"When the manifestation fills up the body and mind mechanism, it feels that something is missing somehow".
(Genjokoan 現成公案, «Shobogenzo»)
Since you are perfect, cherish your uneasy "fear" of imperfection.
-Big's fear 72-1
-Not satisfied? 72-2
-Know yourself 72-4
-Love yourself 72-5
-Take it 72-6
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 72
Tao answers your question!
☞«Tao Te Ching» The first line comparison (12) / "Talking about a path is not walking that path." On the left, «A Path and a Practice: Using Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching as a Guide to an Awakened Spiritual Life» written by William Martin. / "Tao can be talked about, but not the Eternal Tao." On the right, «Tao Te Ching (Shambhala Library)» translated by John C. H. Wu.