Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 76-1 Soft life
The life of man is soft and weak. (Ch.76)
The expression "soft and weak" suggests being intangible.
Why is the life of man intangible?
Because it is part of a hologram.
What is life, then?
To answer the question, movie is a perfect metaphor.
A movie does not exist as a tangible entity.
A movie is a story told on the screen where a sequence of numerous photographs is projected.
The life of man is a movie.
As the name of "movie" is given to a sequence of projected images, "life" is the name of a collection of holograms.
Technically speaking, a hologram does not change as an individual image in a film does not change.
The sequence of holograms gives us an impression that it changes.
-Life does not exist as a tangible entity.
-A hologram does not change.
-Soft life 76-1
-Hard end 76-2
-Fragile life 76-3
-Dry end 76-4
-Mujoseppo = non-living preach / Hard and Strong 76-5
-Soft and weak men 76-6
-Strong army, no win 76-7
-Karoshi / Snapped branch 76-8
-Hossho stays low 76-9
-Hoben gate / Soft and Weak 76-10
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 76
-Tao by Matsumoto / Life is a movie
Tao answers your question!
☞«Tao Te Ching» Key word comparison (1) / -Dark Depth 玄 [gen]- Let's see how they translate 玄之又玄 in Chapter 1. / "Darkness within darkness" On the left, «Tao Te Ching, 25th-Anniversary Edition (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)» translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English. / "The mystery of mysteries" On the right, «Tao Te Ching» translated by Dwight Goddhard.