Thursday, June 2, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 76-3 Fragile life
The life of everything; grasses or trees, is soft and fragile. (Ch.76)
Why does life exist?
Why do the lives of grasses and trees exist?
First, life, or the life of any being, is part of a hologram.
Second, a hologram exists as a catalyst.
The catalyst stimulates Tao, the circulation of the fundamental energy.
This relation between the stimulating and the stimulated beings is metaphorically expressed as "to explain manifestation / 説法 [seppo]", or "to turn the wheel of manifestation / 転法輪 [tenborin]".
In other words, everything you see in your hologram is a prayer.
The catalytic prayer stimulates you, who is Tao.
That's why Zen Master Dogen says:
"Sometimes it uses the letters of one hundred grasses;
sometimes it uses the letters of ten thousand trees".
(Bukkyo 仏経, «Shobogenzo»)
-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 answers your question!
☞«Tao Te Ching» Key word comparison (3) / -Dark Depth 玄 [gen]- Let's see how they translate 玄之又玄 in Chapter 1. / "Mystery of mysteries" On the left, «Tao Te Ching (SkyLight Illuminations)» translated by Derek Lin. / "Deep and again Deep" On the right, «Tao Te Ching» by Stephen Addis and Stanley Lombardo.