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Tao Te Ching Chapter 2-5
No lowness
Highness and lowness need each other. (Ch.2)


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If you don't judge, things are perfect.


You don't have to despise anyone.


You don't have to be in awe of anyone.


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"This is the end / Beautiful friend / This is the end / My only friend, the end", sang James Douglas "Jim" Morrison of Doors. Zen Master Dogen repeatedly denied the concept of "the end". Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima tackled it. Where do we go after we say "good-bye" to life? How do we reincarnate ourselves in another body? Does reincarnation really exist? Mishima asked us the question in the beginning of «Spring Snow», which is the first book of the tetralogy «The Sea of Fertility». Then, at the very end of «The Decay of the Angel», which is the fourth of the tetralogy and the last of all the works of Yukio Mishima, he had an old Buddhist nun answer the question with another question: "Does life really exist?" If life doesn't exist, what is reincarnation? The answer is simple: the constant emission of a hologram is reincarnation. "Don't worry, my old friend Jim. There is no end", the Zen master would say to the rock poet.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 2-6
Intended or accidental
Intended voices and accidental noises harmonize with each other. (Ch.2)


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After all, there is no difference between something intended

and something

accidental.


There is no accident in life.


It is a lame excuse not to be responsible.


You are creating all.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 2-7
Before and after
Before and after

follow each other.

(Ch.2)


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They show "before and after" in a cosmetic surgery advertisement.


"After" follows "before".


One thing they don't tell you is that "before" follows "after" as well.


Nothing essential changes even after a painful surgery.


Yin Yang circle wants to tell you that.


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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 2-8
No interference
Therefore, the sage treats things without interference and

teaches without

words. (Ch.2)


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I understand we want

to control all, but it is

our ego who wants to

do it.


Do not interfere. It is a form of resistance.


Do not teach by using words. Lao Tzu doesn't believe in them.


By accepting all, you are transmitting all you know to all the people.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 2-9
No explanation
Though everything moves, he does not explain it. (Ch.2)


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Things move in the world. Then, what do you do?


Aren't you relying on statistics and

analyses?


You are a daredevil, aren't you?


You really have to be a master of life if you see numbers and aren't influenced by them.


Well, Lao Tzu asks us to take the easiest measure.


Do not analyze. Do not explain.


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