Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 81-2 Good one
A good one doesn't talk. One who talks is not good. (Ch.81)
The good one is Tao.
Tao doesn't talk because conversations only take place in a hologram.
Tao is not a hologram.
A hologram is a manifestation of Tao.
What is "good", and what is "evil"?
Jodo / Pure Land Buddhists Honen 法然 and Shinran 親鸞 told us «The Doctrine of Evil Persons as the Object of Salvation / Akunin shoki setsu 悪人正機説».
In Buddhism, Shoki 正機 signifies "the people qualified for salvation".
Sho 正, like the Sho of «Shobogenzo 正法眼蔵», means "authentic".
This Ki 機 here is not the same as Ki 気 of energy.
This Ki 機 means "a mechanism".
The two masters were telling us:
"Evil people are part of the authentic mechanism".
This mechanism is Shin 心, the Tao/hologram mechanism that stimulates us to emit more Love (=Tao).
There is neither good nor evil in Tao.
As Japanese philosopher Kitaro Nishida explains in his «A Study of Good», being good is learning that true You are Tao. (☞See No favoritism 79-4)
You don't need to judge any.
-Beautiful words 81-1
-Good one 81-2
-Not knowledgeable 81-3
-Accumulate not 81-4
-Act of others 81-5
-Richer detachment 81-6
-Tao in Heaven 81-7
-Sage's Tao 81-8
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 81
Lao Tzu answers your question!
☞«Recommended Books 12» Kitaro Nishida and Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki were good friends. They were friends from high school. They met each other at Ishikawa-ken Senmon Gakko. The school later changed its name to Dai 4 Koto Gakko, which literally means "the forth high school". It was one of the most prestige high schools in Japan before WW2. The school was closed in 1950. Its tradition was spiritually inherited by Kanazawa University. Nishida was part of the founding members of Koa Kogyo University, now called Chiba Institute of Technology. «An Inquiry into the good» on the left is the same book as «A Study of Good». The book shines as the beacon of modern Japanese philosophy. Kitaro Nishida was an excellent thinker and black sheep where many people say "A good one doesn't 'think'. One who 'thinks' is not good".