Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 80-10 Enjoy your customs
Make them enjoy their customs. (Ch.80)
The grass is always greener on the other side.
The fancy costumes are fancier in someone else's religion.
The mantras seem more precious if you don't understand what you are saying.
Are you sure you would read «Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching» if the title were «an old man's prayer of morals»?
There is nothing wrong with being a bit exotic.
These days Japanese princesses get married in a white wedding dress at a Christian church in Tokyo even though they have no idea who the heck St. Mary Magdalene is.
Their eyes can be greener when they wear colored contact lenses, but there is no guarantee that they can see things more clearly.
-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!
☞«Recommended Books 7» しばふ, shibafu, gazon, grass, hierva, 芝生, 草. / みどり, midori, vert, green, verde, 緑. / となり, tonari, voisin, neighbor, vecino, 隣. The grass is not necessarily greener on the other side. A Tao and Zen discussion can be very profound and rewarding in a Christian and Occidental context. In Fyodor Dostoyevsky's «The Brothers Karamazov», the conversations between the elder Zossima and Alexey Karamazov teach us a lot about the Tao / hologram mechanism. It is worth rereading the book while decoding Christian and Occidental terms into Taoist and Zen Buddhist ones. Besides, although his appearance is brief, the elder Varsonofy leaves an unforgettable impression on Taoists and Zen Buddhists. In W. Somerset Maugham's «The Razor's Edge», the life of an American, who went as far as India to find out what life is, is portrayed along with other Americans who also found out the same thing without going to the East. Let's go East (or West), and we will discover that the grass has different names but does have the same color.