Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 80-1 Small country
Be a small country and have few people. (Ch.80)
You see just a small space, right?
"Small" is wonderful.
Can you really see a "big" country with your own eyes?
You can "see" it on TV, or something.
Do you have many people around you?
Don't be fooled by numbers, especially the numbers of people reported in a newspaper or on Internet. (☞See Tao by Matsumoto / No numbers)
Please remember that the words "country" and "people" signify your hologram.
Love your "small country".
Cherish people around you.
The beings closer to you appear in your hologram more often than the rest of the world.
Instead of worrying about the miseries brought to us by the media, why don't we begin with accepting the people and things in front of us as they are?
Be small and have few because "small" is bigger than "big" and "few" is more than "plenty". (☞See Small = Big 63-4)
-Small country 80-1
-"110 vessels" 80-2
-Don't travel 80-3
-Boats and Cars 80-4
-Armor and Arms 80-5
-Tie the rope 80-6
-Hunger and Food 80-7
-Face transmission / Menju / Beauty 80-8
-Out-Tao (Heresy) Seniya / Gedo Senni / Settled 80-9
-Enjoy your customs 80-10
-Moonlight and Dewdrops / Dogs and Roosters 80-12
-Life without intervention 80-13
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 80
Lao Tzu answers your question!
☞«Tao Te Ching» Key word comparison (32) / - Dark Depth Female [genpi / xuan pin / hsuan pin] 玄牝 - 玄 [gen / xuan / hsuan] means Dark Depth. 牝 [pi (hin) / pin], Female. This is one of the most important words in Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. Mr Michael P. Garofalo has done an excellent research and comparison of the various translations. (http://www.egreenway.com/qigong/vstccs2.htm) Thanks to him, we can see easily how they translate 谷神不死, 是謂玄牝 in Chapter 6 / Valley God. / "The valley spirit never dies. It is the unknown first mother," On the right, «The Tao: The Sacred Way» translated by Tolbert McCarroll. / "The mystery of the valley is immortal; It is known as the Subtle Female." On the left, «The Tao of Power: Lao Tzu's Classic Guide to Leadership, Influence, and Excellence [A new translation of the Tao Te Ching]» translated by R. L. Wing.