Friday, June 17, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 77-4 No excess / Why does history repeat itself?
It reduces excess. (Ch.77)
We used to adore excess, especially excessive consumption.
When you consumed food, energy, or money excessively, you were considered wealthy and sometimes provoked jealousy in others.
Now, the pendulum of our collective awareness seems to have changed its direction.
These days, when you waste our natural resources, you look a bit idiotic.
I don't know how long this tendency of post-consumer society will last.
Probably, one century.
Maybe, 50 years.
But one thing is sure.
One day, our social pendulum will go backwards.
Why does history repeat itself?
History is part of your hologram, which imitates the cycle of Tao.
Tao's circle does not have excess.
So, a hologram doesn't like excess.
Tao's cycle repeats itself.
So does history.
Please don't forget that Tao doesn't have time. All the history in your hologram is created simultaneously.
-Bend a bow 77-1
-Suppress doubt? 77-2
-Raise Hossho? 77-3
-No excess / Why does history repeat? 77-4
-Lack and Supply 77-5
-Nirvana / Reduced excess and Supplied lack 77-6
-Man's self 77-7
-Rich man's excess 77-8
-Love and Excess 77-9
-After life / Task successfully accomplished 77-11
-Secret of superiority 77-12
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 77
Lao Tzu answers your question!
☞«Tao Te Ching» Key word comparison (14) / -Do nothing (treat things without interference) - 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 relies on actionless activity, Carries on wordless teaching," On the left, «Tao Te Ching (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature)» translated by Arthur Waley and introduced by Robert Wilkinson. / "Therefore the sages: -Manage the work of detached actions - Conduct the teaching of no words" On the right, «Tao Te Ching (Skylight Illuminations)» translated by Derek Lin and introduced by Lama Surya Das.