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Tao Te Ching Chapter 1-5
Without mind
Therefore, without mind, you can see the surprising Tao. (Ch.1)

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Do you like your mind?

Your mind often runs wild and analyzes all.

If you analyze the world, you will be fooled by its appearance.

Accept your mind and love it.

Let it run wild.

Eventually it gets tired of being wild.

Once your mind stops analyzing, you will be surprised to find yourself being one with Tao.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 1-6
With mind
With mind, you can see its manifestation. (Ch.1)

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Don't analyze the world because you will be fooled by its appearance.

Our mind is foolish enough to analyze all.

The world is the manifestation of Tao.

It is just a hologram although it doesn't mean it is not important.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 1-7
Tao and Hologram
Both of them are the same thing, coming out with two different names. (Ch.1)

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"Both of them", that is to say, Tao and its manifestation are the same thing, Lao Tzu says.

Tao and your hologram are the same thing if you can accept the idea. (This is the goal of your spiritual journey.)

"You are a hologram projecting a hologram", one of our friends commented on a Tao by Matsumoto video.

True You are Tao projecting the world, which is your hologram.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 1-8
Dark Depth = Tao
The same thing is called Dark Depth. (Ch.1)

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"Dark Depth" is an English translation of the Japanese word "gen (玄)".

Tao = Dark Depth = the world = your hologram = true You.

The name changes, depending on how you look at it.

Don't let names fool you.


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Tao = Dark Depth = "gen / xuan (玄)" = true You

the world = your hologram = a manifestation of Tao

Although Tao and its manifestation are not exactly the same in definition, we cannot receive Tao's energy outside its manifestation (=your hologram, =the world).

Therefore, we respect all as Tao = our hologram.

(☞Please read the comment below this blog post. You can read the further discussion.)

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Need help?

Q: "I am frustrated! Will Tao help me?"

A: Why don't you think the other way round?

Reverse Thinking

Q: "I am not happy about how I look. Do I need a cosmetic surgery?"

A: Before you invest a hefty sum of money on your appearance, there are a few things to think about.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall

Q: "I am scared of seeing my reports. What’s gonna happen if the numbers are not good enough"

A: Zen Masters asks you to forget about statistics.

No Numbers

Q: "We need to change our way to grow foods. I am worried about the future of my children. What should we do?"

A: If you are interested in organic foods, read about the modern-day Lao Tzu of “Do nothing” farming, late Masanobu Fukuoka.

Tao Agriculture

Q: "People talk about Zen, but what the heck is it indeed?"

A: Zen is nothing special. It is something you know well.

Zen is Love

Q: "I am desperate. I need some solutions right away."

A: No worries. Here is a practical method.

10 points to be One with Tao

Q: "I am confused when people tell me to face reality. What is reality?"

A: A good question! Zen masters have been tackling the question for ages, but our old man, Lao Tzu, knows the answer.

No Absolute Truth

Q: "Is a geisha truly a p,........., a lady of the oldest profession of human beings?"

A: No, it means "artist", literally. She is an artist of the Taoist way of living.

Kawabata's Onsen Geisha

Q: "What Does Nintendo mean?"

A: It means "Do nothing" Corporation.

Tao Te Ching Chapter 1-9
Reverse Thinking
At the dark depth of this Dark Depth, lies the gateway to the various surprises of Tao. (Ch.1)

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Accepting everything as it is is the gateway to Tao.

No judgement. No action. Just accept it.

I know it is very difficult sometimes.

Then, why don't you use Reverse Thinking "technique"? (if you really need a thought tool)

What is it?

It is simple. You just think the other way round, swapping the cause and the result.

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