Sunday, February 22, 2015

Today's Tao / Four corners 10-9

«Today's Tao»

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«My Koan Horoscope»

(available in Taoísmo en Español)

1. Therefore, without mind, you can see the surprising Tao. (Ch.1 / Good luck)

2. Of the two, one is merit and the other is demerit. (Ch.73 / Bad luck)

3. Big's vessel will never be completed. (Ch.40 / Bad luck)


Good luck - Bad luck - Bad luck. Do you wonder why you are such a late bloomer? At school, the others grew up much faster than you did? At college, the others advanced much faster than you did? At work, the others got promoted much faster than you did? In life, the others get rich faster than you do? Do you get jealous? Please do not! Each person has got his speed to grow up and the right moment to bloom. Many aged people will agree that, in the end, life treats us equally. There is a Japanese well-known saying: 大器晩成 [tai ki ban sei]; a man of big caliber matures late. You can find the original text in Tao Te King, but its interpretation has been "modernized" for more than one thousand years. In the days of Kami two thousand years ago, people were not aware of their own self. They were not isolated psychologically. They were one. Without their personal "mind", of course, they were not fooled by the appearance of anything, in other words, they were seeing Tao's manifestation as it is without surprise. How can you distinguish merit from demerit if you don't have your own self? Who will be the recipient of the merit? In conclusion, we have to replace the modern interpretation of the phrase with the original one; 大器晩成 [tai ki ban sei] Big's vessel will never be completed. Never completed? Isn't it hopeless? No. Not at all. It means: "Nothing is completed. Everything is forever. Therefore, everything is perfect."

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Naoto Matsumoto

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