Thursday, February 12, 2015

Today's Tao / Retire 9-5

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«My Koan Horoscope»

(available in Taoísmo en Español)

1. No crime is bigger than greed. (Ch.46 / Little luck)

2. What you can name is the mother of all the material beings. (Ch.1 / Middle luck)

3. Everyone in the world knows what is beautiful, but it is just ugly. Everyone knows what is good, but it is just no good. (Ch.2 / Middle luck)


Little luck - Middle luck - Middle luck. Do you wonder why you cannot earn more money although you pray everyday to the most fashionable oriental god among the coolest artists and the highest paid professionals? Do you wonder why you cannot suppress your unquenchable greed forcing you to conquer the world financial market while sacrificing innocent citizens who haven't got the slightest concept of a tax haven. Is greed a crime? "No crime is bigger than greed," says Lao Tzu. Then, you might wonder if crime is evil. Zen Master Dogen answers: "No one can ever do anything evil." You might want to sigh, thinking: "Once again, here comes an oriental contradiction." No, I am afraid not. It is not contradictory. "What you can name" is the visible world, which Master Dogen call "mountains, rivers, and lands" ([sen ga daichi] 山河大地), that is to say, a hologram. It is neither good nor bad. It is just a catalyst. Whether it is greed or crime, it is part of the hologram. Don't judge it. Just thank it. Thanking the hologram including your own thoughts and feelings (for example, "Thank you, my doubts."), do whatever you do naturally as if you were water.

Please try Koan Horoscope (although it is in Spanish).

Naoto Matsumoto

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