Saturday, December 15, 2012

Tao Te Ching Chapter 64 Easy (playlist)

"When you are lost, you are like ice."
(Bassui Tokusho, ☞See 15-7)

"Among all the pieces of ice, there is no ice that does not become water."
(Bassui Tokusho, ☞See 64-3)


Whether you are literally sitting or running around, you are doing Zazen 坐禅 (=so-called "meditation"), which is what Zen Buddhists call "sitting".

You don't have to meditate because life itself is your meditation.


When Seppo Gison 雪峰義存 [Hsueh-feng I-tsun] asked Gensha Shibi 玄沙師備 [Hsuan-sha Shih-pei] why he would not go on a pilgrimage, the latter answered:
"Daruma / Bodhidharma 達磨 did not come to East Land (=China). The Second Ancestor did not go to West Heaven (=India)."

"Gensha's answer 'Daruma / Bodhidharma 達磨 did not come to East Land' was not a ridiculous remark of whether he came or not. It is the principle that lands have no earth at all". (Dogen)

(☞See 64-9)


If you want to watch all the videos of Chapter 64 Easy, please use this Playlist below.

To read the text, please click here.

If you want to read the entire text of Tao Te Ching, please visit «Tao by Matsumoto»

Please follow me at:



Naoto Matsumoto

No comments: