Friday, July 8, 2011

Tao Te Ching Chapter 78-7 No one acts


Today's Tao

No one does them. (Ch.78)


為無為

Do not act.

Do no action.

What do they mean, really?

Today's Tao sentence helps us with the question.

Lao Tzu says:

"No one does them".

That is to say, no one acts.

Whatever they seem to be doing, in fact, they are not doing anything.

Certainly not.

Because they are part of one holographic image projected each moment.

The hologram includes your own self.

In conclusion, no matter what you are doing, you are doing nothing.

This is a big relief, isn't it?

Even while breathing, you are doing nothing.

Even if you fail to suppress your desire, you are doing nothing.


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-Bad omens 78-9
-Contradiction 78-10
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 78


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☞«Tao Te Ching» Key word comparison (26) / -A famous proverb "Soften the light. Be like dust. 和光同塵" - Let's see how they translate 挫其鋭 解其紛 和其光 同其塵 in Chapter 4. The identical sentences are repeated in Chapter 56. In Tao by Matsumoto, these are discussed in Chapter 56 / How to be One with Tao. / "Blunt the sharpness; Untangle the knots; Soften the glare; Let your wheels move only along old ruts." On the left, «Tao Te Ching [Penguin Classics]» translated with an introduction by D. C. Lau. The last part of the translation above is quite unique. The translator relates this part of Tao Te Ching's text with Lu Chi陸機's poem «Tseng Feng Wen-p'i ch'ien Ch'ih-ch'iu ling», which is included in «Wen Xuan 文選». (☞See Notes in «Penguin Classics Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching») / On the right, Zen Master Takuan's «Tao Te Ching».

2 comments:

IALFAOMEGA said...

YEAP MASTER, IS A BIG RELIEF....
IT WILL HELP ME TO FOCUS... I HAVE TO ACCEPT SPMETIMES I STRUGGLE TO MUCH ON THIS NOT DOING...
I LISTENMASTER

NaotoMatsumoto said...

It is a big relief to me, too.

Who said the true teachings must not be so simple!

They are very simple, in fact.

Do nothing = Sending Love.

No matter what we are doing, we are sending Love (Tao's energy) in order to sustain the Tao/hologram mechanism, which is our raison d'être.

We don't have to do anything special, do we?


Thank you, IALFAOMEGA-san.


Naoto Matsumoto