Saturday, February 28, 2015

Today's Tao / Wheel 11-2

«Today's Tao»

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«My Koan Horoscope»

(available in Taoísmo en Español)

1. Let it work, but don't rely on it. / ¡Déjelo trabajar, pero no dependa en él! (Ch. 51 / Bad luck)

2. This same being is called Dark Depth. / Esto es lo que se llama Profundidad Oscura.
(Ch.1 / Bad luck)

3. You should call it the mother of the world under the sky. / Podemos decir que es la madre del mundo bajo el cielo.  (Ch.52 / Tao)


Bad luck - Bad luck - Tao. Do you wonder why you live in this world? Do you wonder what you can leave in this world after your death? Do you wonder if you can leave any sort of contribution in this world or you will just disappear without any trace of your personal existence? Do you wonder whether your life is a meaningless waste of time and energy? Let life work without your unquenchable desire to control it. Let life go as it goes. How? By accepting that selfness is a man-made concept without having been tested a lot. No one has really dissected a self from another. Particularly in some oriental countries, the origin of the modern-day sufferings was the introduction of the occidental concept of an individual self and its integration to their legal and, therefore, social system. People there were much closer to Mu ga 無我 (=No Self) before they were given a TV set, a car, and a hamburger. They were not aware why they lived, but they did not question to themselves why. Now you have to be conscious of your life time income or achievement. Is our history progressing or regressing? In fact, there is neither progress nor regress in Tao. There is neither time nor self, either. Let's go back to «the state before the father and the mother ARE born» (=Bumo misho izen 父母未生以前) in order to answer our personal questions. It is like asking the world leaders to go back to the state before Federal Reserve System was born in order to fix the world's banking problems.

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

Naoto Matsumoto

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