Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 80-6 Tie the rope
Make the people tie their rope again and use it. (Ch.80)
A long, long time ago, even before the days of Lao Tzu, people used to "tie their rope" and make knots to record things.
It was a prehistoric counterpart to our contract.
They didn't need alphabets or characters to write contracts.
The tied ropes were good enough to even govern a state.
They were innocent enough to believe that all the promises would be granted and honest enough to respect them.
Lao Tzu asks us to return to those days.
To the days when they did not segregate the self from the non-self, the self under the control from the self beyond the control.
A person who makes a promise is an extended part of your own self.
We don't even need a rope to tie, in fact.
You should trust all without doubt because everything is you.
-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
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☞«Recommended Books 3» Please do not try to understand Tao and Zen scientifically. In science, you are still obliged to believe that there is the one and only objective world. It is no use trying to interpret Tao according to the scientific rules. Nevertheless, as everything is a catalyst or a teacher, science can stimulate and teach us a lot. Particularly, quantum physics and Karl Pribram's holonomic brain model are worth knowing. You can find plenty of information on them in Lynne McTaggart's «The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe». To understand the Tao/Hologram mechanism - Shin 心, Swiss economist Rene Egli's «The LOL2A-Principle, or The Perfectness of the World» can be a good preparatory read although the author does not use the word Shin 心. The mechanism of energy and resistance is clearly explained in terms of economy. At the beginning of each chapter, he quotes a corresponding passage from Hermann Hesse's «Siddhartha».