Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 75-1 Tax & Starve
People starve because their king taxes them too much. That's why they starve. (Ch.75)
A: "Right on, Lao Tzu! People are starving because the king taxes us too much! You, too, Master Bonbon. You are asking us too much money. We've got no money left! We've got no bread to eat!"
B: "Don't ask a religious organization to feed you. You, people, are the ones who feed us. Besides, if you don't have bread, eat pancakes or French brioche."
Neither pancakes nor brioche will satisfy their hunger.
Zen Master Dogen would give them the pictures of «a painted rice-cake / Gabyo 画餅».
"If it is not a painted rice-cake, it must not be a remedy to satisfy hunger."
(Gabyo 画餅, «Shobogenzo»)
That is to say, if it is not a hologram, it cannot be a catalyst to stimulate you.
It is just asking you to send more Love.
So are taxes and starvation.
-Tax and Starve 75-1
-King and Zen Master Dogen 75-2
-Plenty of life? 75-3
-Value life? 75-4
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 75
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