Monday, February 16, 2015

Today's Tao / Supple 10-3

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«My Koan Horoscope»

(available in Taoísmo en Español)

1. Since six relations are not in harmony, we have children's filial duty and parent's merciful "love". / Desde que las seis relaciones no están en armonía, tenemos el deber filial de los hijos y el "amor" misericordioso de sus padres. (Ch.18 / Middle luck)

2. Therefore, although something is done, the sage doesn't rely on it. / Por tanto, aunque algo se haga, el sabio no confía en él. (Ch.77 / Middle luck)

3. Before and after follow each other. / "Antes" y "después" siguen uno a otro. (Ch.2 / Middle luck)


Middle luck - Middle luck - Middle luck. Do you wonder why you cannot get along with your family? Do you wonder why they do not love each other as a family did before Internet and a smartphone were invented. Your family members do not bother you at all either morally or materially while they treat you as a stranger until a legal issue appears between you and them. Do you wonder if the concepts like children's filial duty and parent's merciful "love" still exist in the heads of the ex-flower-children grandparents? Watch out! When Lao Tzu assembled Tao Te Ching, the filial duty and the merciful "love" were pejoratives. He thought that they were something artificial and not harmonious in the natural state of a family. Therefore, although love is realized somehow, the sage doesn't rely on love because he knows the difference between love and Love/Tao. A romantic or carnal love is a kind of manifestation of Love/Tao, but, if you confuse the first and the second, you may reach a strange conclusion that the personal sentiment of possessing another is Love/Tao. A movie-like love and Love/Tao can follow each other as a bad luck and a good luck can. Keep emitting Love/Tao no matter what happens. Sometimes, the middle luck is the best luck in our practical life.

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

Naoto Matsumoto

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