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Possession

 
Tao Te Ching Chapter 2-10
No possession
Though something is born, he does not possess it. (Ch.2)


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It sounds like a communist ideal, but it is not like that at all.


A wise man simply

doesn't rely on his

possessions.


Because he knows that possessing something and not possessing it are the same in his hologram.


The whole world belongs to him.


Of course, it does to you, too.


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しばふ, shibafu, gazon, grass, hierva, 芝生, 草. / みどり, midori, vert, green, verde, 緑. / となり, tonari, voisin, neighbor, vecino, 隣. The grass is not necessarily greener on the other side. A Tao and Zen discussion can be very profound and rewarding in a Christian and Occidental context. In Fyodor Dostoyevsky's «The Brothers Karamazov», the conversations between the elder Zossima and Alexey Karamazov teach us a lot about the Tao / hologram mechanism. It is worth rereading the book while decoding Christian and Occidental terms into Taoist and Zen Buddhist ones. Besides, although his appearance is brief, the elder Varsonofy leaves an unforgettable impression on Taoists and Zen Buddhists. In W. Somerset Maugham's «The Razor's Edge», the life of an American, who went as far as India to find out what life is, is portrayed along with other Americans who also found out the same thing without going to the East. Let's go East (or West), and we will discover that the grass has different names but does have the same color.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 2-11
Don’t rely
Though something is done, he does not rely on it. (Ch.2)


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Lao Tzu doesn't care about accomplish something.


Of course, he doesn't stop you from doing it.


But he simply thinks that there is danger if you try to rely on your accomplishment.


Surely, it creates your attachment to the world.


Attachment blocks the natural flow of Tao, the natural flow of Love.



[Note]

There is an identical line in Chapter 77 No excess. Watch

Attachment 77-10. It is the video for the identical line in Chapter 77 No excess. Read also Chapter 2b Satori. The sentence is discussed there as well.



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Tao Te Ching Chapter 2-12
Don’t stay
Though his great tasks are accomplished, he does not stay there. (Ch.2)


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What is

"accomplishment"

anyway?


The sage knows everything takes place in his hologram.


Whether you are successful or not, you are a movie star in your

hologram.


Would you like to stay in your movie forever, though?



[Note]

There is an identical line in Chapter 77 No excess. Watch After life / Task successfully completed 77-11. It is the video for the identical line in Chapter 77 No excess. Read also Chapter 2b Satori. The sentence is discussed there as well.



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Tao Te Ching Chapter 2-13
Don’t go away
It is exactly because he does not stay there that he does not go away. (Ch.2)


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The sage doesn't stay in his hologram. He is not attached to it.


Looking at the world as your hologram is the first step to realize that you are always one with Tao.


You never go away from Tao, in fact.


You just forget the fact.


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