Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Today's Tao / Riding and hunting 12-4

«Today's Tao»

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«My Koan Horoscope»

(available in Taoísmo en Español)

1. It is called the minute being. / Se llama el ser diminuto. (Ch. 14 / Middle luck)

2. Where a division encamps, brambles will grow. / Donde una división acampa, zarzas crecerán.
(Ch.30 / Good luck)

3. It is easy to treat a thing before it has appeared. / Es fácil tratar algo antes de que haya aparecido.
(Ch.64 / Tao)


Middle luck - Good luck - Tao.


[kokoro koso kokoro mayowasu kokoronare
kokoro ni kokoro, kokoro yurusuna]

Mind! It's the mind that confuses the mind.
Mind! Don't let the mind take over the mind.

(Zen Master Takuan 沢庵禅師, «Fudo chishin myoroku 不動智神妙録»)

Do you wonder if you can suppress your mind? Please look at these Japanese characters carefully. You can recognize a character is repeated six times. The character is 心, which is pronounced [kokoro] and translated as «mind» here. The translation in this context is totally correct because it is pronounced [kokoro], but sometimes the linguistic combination of 心-Mind is questionable and misleading. You may have already encountered a spiritual motto like "Suppress your mind." You might have wondered what it means. Haven't you ever asked yourself if one can really suppress his mind? The answer is that the word "mind" should be replaced by "mechanism". Tao is the circulation of "minute" energy without volume. The circulation is stimulated by the hologram, which is projected by Tao. This is the Tao/Hologram mechanism. When you try to suppress your mind, which is part of the hologram, you cause a "short circuit" because you are projecting and destroying it at the same time. Then, please remember the translation of 心[shin]-Mechanism.

The Zen Master Dogen says:
"The life of right now exists in this mechanism; this mechanism exists in the life of right now."
(Zenki 全機, «Shobogenzo»)

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

Naoto Matsumoto

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