Monday, December 3, 2012

Tao Te Ching Chapter 53 Thief's luxury (playlist)

In this «Tao Te Ching Chapter 53 Thief's luxury», We discuss an important Zen concept about the hologram. It is «Gabyo 画餅 / a painted rice-cake».

First, let's hear what Zen Master Kyogen Chikan (香厳智閑 [Hsing-yen Chih-hsien / Xiangyan Zhixian]) say.

"A painted rice-cake does not satisfy hunger."

You may agree, but Zen Master Dogen doesn't really.


Dogen says in his Shobogenzo 正法眼蔵: "If it is not a painted rice-cake, it must not be a remedy to satisfy hunger."

What does this mean?

If you want to watch all the videos of Chapter 53 Thief's luxury, please use this Playlist below.

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