Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tao Te Ching Chapter 81-4 Accumulate not

Today's Tao

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".

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Lao Tzu answers your question!

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