Monday, June 20, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 77-5 Lack & Supply
It supplies what is lacking. (Ch.77)
Is life hard?
No, not at all.
Tao gives you what you need.
That is to say, if you don't have something, it is because you don't need it.
Some might say:
"But we need food and clothes!".
Then, I want them to listen to what Zen Master Dogen said:
"If you practice Tao sincerely, they will come into being naturally."
(«Shobogenzo Zuimonki 正法眼蔵随聞記», Book 4 巻四 第九節)
The world is the hologram you project.
You know what you need.
So, what you need is the faith in yourself, who is Tao.
If you are lacking in faith, don't worry.
Tao will supply faith to you.
-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 (15) / -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 abides by non-assertion in his affairs and conveys by silence his instruction." On the left, «The Teachings of Lao-Tzu: The Tao-Te Ching» translated by Paul Carus. / "Therefore the Master acts without doing anything and teaches without saying anything." On the right, «Tao Te Ching: An Illustrated Journey» translated by Stephen Mitchell.