Friday, June 3, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 76-4 Dry end
The end of its life is dry and withered. (Ch.76)
When you see that your plants are dry and withered, what do you think?
Their lives are getting closer to an end?
If so, please remember that every moment of life is a momentary phase (=Ho-i 法位). (☞See Hard end 76-2)
It is an independent momentary holographic image.
The end has nothing to do with the beginning.
Besides, all the holographic images are prayers. (☞See Tao by Matsumoto / Male and Female; Life's a prayer wheel)
When we see their end, we often feel sad.
Some associate it with their own end;
others are reminded of the loss of someone.
But it is strange.
Nothing ever ends because there is no beginning.
No one loses any because nothing has ever existed.
The holographic images of end and loss are asking us the same thing as those of beginning and birth:
"Send more Love".
-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 (4) / -Dark Depth 玄 [gen]- Let's see how they translate 玄之又玄衆妙之門 in Chapter 1. / "The Mystery of mysteries is the Door of all essence." On the left, «Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching (Shambhala Dragon Editions)» translated by John C. H. Wu. / "Subtle wonder within mysterious darkness. This is the beginning of all understanding." On the right, «The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu» translated by Brian Browne Walker.