Saturday, February 21, 2015

Today's Tao / Heaven's gate 10-8


«Today's Tao»




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«My Koan Horoscope»

(available in Taoísmo en Español)

1. It's the female of the world under the sky. / Es la hembra del mundo bajo el cielo.
(Ch.61 / Bad luck)

2. By doing so, The life of everything; grasses or trees, is soft and fragile. / La vida de todo, las hierbas o los árboles, es suave y frágil. (Ch.76 / Middle luck)

3. Be the valley under the sky. / ¡Sea el valle bajo el cielo! (Ch.28 / Little luck)


«Interpretation»

Bad luck - Middle luck - Little luck. Do you wonder why femininity is important in Taoism? There is a Taoist expression such as Dark Depth Female 玄牝 [gen pi], but there is no Dark Depth Male. «A big country is the intercourse of the world.» «A big country is the female of the world.» When you look at the current world, you might have to wonder what "intercourse" and "female" mean in this context. Dark Depth signifies Tao. Then, what is "Tao" Female? It is an attitude to "activate" Tao or to be one with Tao, that is to say, to remember that true You are Tao. In Taoism, intercourse and femininity are symbols of non-resistance and total acceptance. The important thing is that everything in the world takes place in a hologram. Taoist intercourse is the intercourse between the hologram and Tao. In Zen Buddhism, it is called Face transmission. It occurs on your face between your own self and Tao/Love/Buddha. Dark Depth Female is the attitude to consciously let it happen, by accepting all as catalyst. Women and men, war and peace, fortune and misfortune, you and non-you; everything exists to make this intercourse happen in order to circulate Tao/Love/Buddha. The intercourse between a man and a woman is a metaphor, or part of the teachings. Zen Master Dogen says: "Sometimes it uses the letters of one hundred grasses; sometimes it uses the letters of ten thousand trees." By accepting all with the least possible resistance, not to mention without resisting your wish to resist, you can receive and emit, in short, circulate Tao/Love/Buddha with the least possible doubt.


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Naoto Matsumoto



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, am I the tao that accepts the hologram, or am I the hologram that accepts tao?

Also, why is there no dark depth male?

thank you!

Naoto Matsumoto said...

True You are Tao. Your own body and mind are part of the hologram. For the second question, only Lao Tzu or the group who used the name of Lao Tzu can answer. At least, I can say that he or they do not seem to have been sexists although the same concept of the sexual equality as nowadays was not shared. Thank you for your question. I send you Amida Buddha's Love to light up your spiritual way. Naoto Matsumoto