Thursday, March 19, 2015

Today's Tao / Favour 13-4


«Today's Tao»




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«My Koan Horoscope»

(available in Taoísmo en Español)

1. That's why the sage puts his body last, but it comes first. (Ch.7 / Bad luck)

2. Though things grow thick, respectively they go back to their root. (Ch.16 / Tao)

3. If you hammer and sharpen it, you cannot keep it long. (Ch.9 / Good luck)


«From Yama Uba»

Musicians
[Singing]
It is a long, long journey.
How many mountains have they climbed?
How many bridges have they passed?

«Interpretation»
 
Bad luck - Tao - Good luck.

"I have a dream," said a man. Do you wonder if he has accomplished his dream? You have a dream, too. Do you wonder how you can accomplish your dream? "Life is a journey." People want to say this. Do you wonder if they know what it really means? There are many mountains and bridges in one's life. Do you wonder if they know the mountains and bridges are part of the hologram? So are the persons who pronounce these words. To accomplish your dream, what do you have to do? Lao Tzu answers: "Put your body last". Let others go first. Why? To remember that your own self does not exist really. It is a part of an illusion called a hologram. To realize your dream, forget your dream first.


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Naoto Matsumoto



2 comments:

Rinor Berisha said...

Hey Naoto thank you for the post. I have a question: If someone wanted to change their life to be "closer to tao", for example going out in nature more or something, would that mean they are not accepting their hologram?

Naoto Matsumoto said...

Thank you, Rinor-san, for your question.

Tao is not something that exists separately from all the beings, including your own self. You are Tao.

Then, why do you have to get closer to Tao while you are already one with Tao?

I don't know where they have gotten this idea of "We have to do something in order to get an enlightenment or an ideal state of being." It is quite strange a concept if they try to apply it to Zen or Taoism.

You are already a Kami (divinity in Shintoism, which is a pantheism) as you are. All you have to do is just remembering it. You can interpret it this way, too.

Gratitude and respect are useful spiritual tools if we want to circulate Tao/Love consciously. The truth is simple, isn't it?


Naoto Matsumoto