Monday, June 27, 2011

Tao Te Ching Chapter 77-10 Attachment

Today's Tao

Therefore, although something is done, the sage doesn't rely on it. (Ch.77)


We all know that we have to avoid any form of attachment if we practice Tao or Zen.

Here, Lao Tzu repeats what he has told us in Tao Te Ching / Chapter 2 / Do not judge.

Don't "rely on" anything in your hologram.

Don't be attached to anything, right?

Why, though?

Because it is a catalyst.

"What do you mean by 'a catalyst'?", some might want to ask.

If you don't like the expression "catalyst", you may call it a text book.

Life and the world is your text book.

It teaches you by raising you higher.

It makes you learn by pushing you lower.

What do we have to learn, then?

Well, your hologram teaches you just one thing.

Send Love by accepting all.

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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 77
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 2 There is an identical line in Chapter 2.
-Don't rely 2-11 It is the video for the identical line in Chapter 2.
-Tao by Matsumoto / Satori The sentence is also discussed here.

Lao Tzu answers your question!

☞«Tao Te Ching» Key word comparison (19) / -Do nothing (treat things without interference) 無為 - Let's see how they translate 是以聖人処無為之事 行不言之教 in Chapter 2. / "Therefore, the Sage manages his affairs without ado, And spreads his teaching without talking." On the left, «Tao Te Ching» translated by John C. H. Wu. / If you find Tao Te Ching too abstract, the translation of this Zen master might be helpful. Takuan Soho (1573 - 1645) lived in the period of the samurai, which is much closer to our days compared to the time of Lao Tzu. Takuan is the author of "The Unfettered Mind".

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