Sunday, April 5, 2015

Today's Tao / The minute being 14-6


«Today's Tao»




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«My Koan Horoscope»

(available in Taoísmo en Español)

1. Man's Tao is not like that. (Ch.77 / Emptiness)

2. When you lose it, it excites you. (Ch.13 / Middle luck)

3. When you follow it, you don't see its rear. (Ch. 14 / Bad luck)


«From Yama Uba»

I have wanted to hear the song for a long time.
To hear your song, I got the sun to set.

«Interpretation»

Emptiness - Middle luck - Bad luck.

Do you wonder why the sun rises? Do you wonder why the sun sets? Do you wonder who controls it? Do you wonder if it is truly controlled by the laws of physics? Do you wonder if the so-called laws of physics will be still valid in 500 years? Do you wonder if someone will invent a new version of quantum physics and deny what we have learned at school as what they taught at a business school before Lehman Shock is almost a joke after Greek Shock. Tao disguised as Yama Uba the hag wanted to hear the song of the dragon. In other words, Tao needs to circulate itself. To stimulate itself, it projects a hologram including a person's self as well as mountains, rivers, lands, and the sun. Your thoughts and feelings like excitement are part of the backdrop of a hologram. So, whatever you feel, the objective is always the same: to receive and emit Love, which is also called Tao and Buddha among others.


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Naoto Matsumoto



4 comments:

Rinor Berisha said...

Hey Naoto,

I have been reading some things about Zen lately, and they use the word "No-Mind". This is the same as the word Tao right? If so, they seem to have a different approach than Taoism from what I have interpreted. I guess what my question is: Is there more than one way to "get out of your hologram" other than accepting and loving?


Also, have you read "The Unfettered Mind" by Takuan Soho? Is this the same as what Lao Tzu is saying?

Thank you!

Naoto Matsumoto said...

Rinor-san, I am afraid that I have to tell you: "Gosh. This gentleman is caught in the translation trap."

First, Tao is not no-mind at all. The translation of Mind for Shin is misleading, I suppose. That's one of the reasons why people find Zen Buddhism incomprehensible.

Second, please be careful if you feel like using the expression "get out". One has to be 100 % sure that he is NOT looking for a spiritual escape.

Third, you don't have to go anywhere. All you have to do is to remember that true You are Tao. Please don't be caught in the desire of possessing spiritual methods like many other people.

Fourth, please be aware that in some countries their historical continuity stretches more than 2600 years without interruption. In China every time they change a dynasty, they burn and destroy the preceding civilization, particularly their books. During the occupation, the Americans tried to copy it and distort the Japanese history, in vain.

Fifth, many researchers think that Lao Tzu, which means an old man, is a name given to a collective wisdom of more than 2000 years ago. On the other hand, Takuan is a relatively modern intellectual who died in the 17th century Anno Domini. He seems to me to have already been a victim of the concept of Self. Their thoughts cannot be identical.

Sixth, these days some people distort Zen Buddhism with their superficial translation, whether they are aware or not.

Seventh, please think about this: How can you talk about No-Self if you have to use a language that requires a subject I or You in a sentence?


Hopefully, you are not fully trapped in the translation. Let's read the original in its original language.


Naoto Matsumoto

Rinor Berisha said...


After a while I did kind of realize it was all getting too complicated. I am guilty of trying to find a way to make my mind more sharper through Zen texts for martial arts and sport.

But I did learn something!

Thank you!

Naoto Matsumoto said...

Thank you, Rinor-san, for giving me some opportunities to clarify important things.

Good luck with your martial arts, Aikido, probably, and sport.

What you have learned so far will help you later in your life, the moment you really need some help, I am sure.

Naoto Matsumoto