Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 81-4 Accumulate not
The sage doesn't accumulate. (Ch.81)
In Chapter 48, Lao Tzu says:
"When you study, you accumulate your knowledge everyday.
When you do Tao, you reduce everything every day." (☞See Reduce 48-1)
There are two important ways to look at reducing.
First, reduce your resistance. (☞See Tao Te Ching / Chapter 78 / Resistance)
Our raison d'être is to maximize the circulation of Tao's energy.
Accept everything as it is.
Be like water. (☞See Tao Te Ching / Chapter 8 / Be like water)
Use Dark Depth Female, 玄牝 [gen pi].
Second, reducing is increasing.
This is what Yin Yang circle is telling you.
In Chapter 36, Lao Tzu shows us some examples.
Stretch = Shrink
Weak = Strong
Decline = Prosperity
Give = Take
Why don't you use Reverse Thinking?
This is a good way to activate Dark Depth Female.
The easiest example may be:
"Instead of thanking Tao for letting you live, live to thank Tao".
-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
-Reduce and reduce 48-2
-No increased life 55-12
Lao Tzu answers your question!
☞«Recommended Books 14» Laday Murasaki (Murasaki Shikibu)'s «The Tale of Genji» is strongly recommended. No Japanese has ever written a better novel. Many aspiring writers, medieval or modern, tried hard to create a better one, but in vain. The public domain e-book on the left has some selections from «The Tale of Genji». It is about a man who adored his mother, seduced his mother-in-law who looked exactly like his mother, and found a little girl who looked like his mother, raised and made her an ideal woman, and married her. The novel was written about 1000 A.D.. The e-book on the right is a full-length version translated by Royall Tyler. There is another version translated by Edward G. Seidensticker.