Monday, May 2, 2011

Tao Te Ching Chapter 73-3 Merit


Today's Tao

Of the two, one is merit and the other is demerit. (Ch.73)


A: "Master Bonbon, what is the merit of practicing your religion, Bonbonism you call?"

B: "If you don't believe Bonbonism, all the bad things are going to happen to you. If you don't want to live in misery, buy the latest Bonbonism meditation package. Now on sale."


Don't let the words "merit" and "demerit" mislead you.

They are both sides of a coin.

If you don't judge, they are the same part of one hologram.

We have got the one and only merit, which is to receive and emit Love (=Tao).


Lao Tzu says in Chapter 19:

"Destroy discernment. Throw away intellect. And people's benefit will be 100 times as much."

(☞See No discernment 19-1)


We don't need any dichotomy in Taoism.


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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 73


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3 comments:

Andrew said...

Hooray, Master Bonbon! Hooray Bonbonites!

NaotoMatsumoto said...

Thank you, Andrew-san. Master Bonbon will be happy.

Have a nice day every day.


Naoto Matsumoto

Andrew said...

I love your Bonbon sketches, and how they help to illustrate your de-coding. Thank you very much.