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Tao Te Ching Chapter 4-1
Field
Tao functions

through nothingness and is not tangible.

(Ch.4)


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Sometimes, quantum physics helps you understand Taoism.


For example, Tao can be understood according to the theory of field.


The magnetic field or the Zero Point Field can replace the word Tao, and it will be much easier to comprehend how it functions.


Nevertheless, if you stick to the idea that there is an absolute world around you, those theories will mislead you.



[Note]

In Chapter 4 Tao's function, between "Profound, it looks like the

origin of everything." (Origin 4-2) and "Filled, it looks as if it

existed." (Filled emptiness 4-3), you can find "Dull the sharpness.

Untangle the entanglements. Soften the light. Be like dust". The

sentences seem to have been inserted by accident, so they are

discussed in Chapter 56 How to be One with Tao, which is more

appropriate.



See the post with a photo at «Tao by Matsumoto» blog


  1. Watch the video and read its comments at YouTube


  1. Read Valley God 6-1. It is also about Zero Point Field.

 

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  [Chapter 4]  Tao’s function                     Go to YouTube Playlist

Tao Te Ching Chapter 4-2
Origin
Profound, it looks like the origin of everything. (Ch.4)


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Tao is the origin of everything, it seems.


But why "it seems"? Was Lao Tzu not sure of it?


Yes, he was.


Tao is the origin of everything, and everything is the origin of Tao. The one is the other's origin and vice versa.


He seemed to avoid giving the impression that it was one way from Tao to everything.


Evidently, the Yin and Yang circle indicates this cycle of creation.



[Note]

In Chapter 4 Tao's function, between "Profound, it looks like the

origin of everything." (Origin 4-2) and "Filled, it looks as if it

existed." (Filled emptiness 4-3), you can find "Dull the sharpness.

Untangle the entanglements. Soften the light. Be like dust". The

sentences seem to have been inserted by accident, so they are

discussed in Chapter 56 How to be One with Tao, which is more

appropriate.



See the post with a photo at «Tao by Matsumoto» blog


Watch the video and read its comments at YouTube

 
Tao Te Ching Chapter 4-3
Karl Pribram / Filled emptiness
Filled, it looks as if it existed. (Ch.4)


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Today, we have the famous, and

sometimes notorious

oriental maxim,

"Everything is nothing,

and nothing is

everything".


Although things fill some space, they do not really exist.


In other words, although things seem to exist and occupy their space, they are empty.


One can understand this according to quantum physics, but I prefer a theory of neurosurgeon Karl Pribram.


He believes that we reconstruct the world in our brains as a holographic image.


This is one step closer to Taoism.


Karl Pribram@wiki



[Note]

In Chapter 4 Tao's function, between "Profound, it looks like the

origin of everything." (Origin 4-2) and "Filled, it looks as if it

existed." (Filled emptiness 4-3), you can find "Dull the sharpness.

Untangle the entanglements. Soften the light. Be like dust". The

sentences seem to have been inserted by accident, so they are

discussed in Chapter 56 How to be One with Tao, which is more

appropriate.



See the post with a photo at «Tao by Matsumoto» blog


Watch the video and read its comments at YouTube

 
Tao Te Ching Chapter 4-4
Creator
I don't know who created it. (Ch.4)


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Lao Tzu doesn't want to tell who creates Tao.


It is you who create Tao, he knows that.


But, who are you then?


You project your hologram, and your own self is part of it. Others project you in your own hologram.


Remember there is no time and space in Tao.


Everything happens simultaneously. It doesn't matter who comes

first.


The most important thing is that true You are Tao itself.


The rest exists as a catalyst to stimulate true You.


So-called "your own «self»" is not true You.



[Note]

In Chapter 4 Tao's function, between "Profound, it looks like the

origin of everything." (Origin 4-2) and "Filled, it looks as if it

existed." (Filled emptiness 4-3), you can find "Dull the sharpness.

Untangle the entanglements. Soften the light. Be like dust". The

sentences seem to have been inserted by accident, so they are

discussed in Chapter 56 How to be One with Tao, which is more

appropriate.



See the post with a photo at «Tao by Matsumoto» blog


Watch the video and read its comments at YouTube

 

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 4-5
Creator of creator
But it seems that it had created the one who created

everything. (Ch.4)


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Let's stop bla bla bla and go straight to the point.


Who in the world is the creator of the creator.


The answer is both you and Tao.


You create Tao, and Tao creates you.


This constant exchange of the energy is the essence of all.


Then, you realize that you are Tao. You can see the cycle is the famous Yin Yang circle.


Zen masters go a step further and abandon dichotomy completely.


They just draw a circle.


The world and your own "self"?


They are part of the hologram.


It is a catalyst to stimulate this cycle.



[Note]

In Chapter 4 Tao's function, between "Profound, it looks like the

origin of everything." (Origin 4-2) and "Filled, it looks as if it

existed." (Filled emptiness 4-3), you can find "Dull the sharpness.

Untangle the entanglements. Soften the light. Be like dust". The

sentences seem to have been inserted by accident, so they are

discussed in Chapter 56 How to be One with Tao, which is more

appropriate.



See the post with a photo at «Tao by Matsumoto» blog


Watch the video and read its comments at YouTube

 

Please do not try to understand Tao and Zen scientifically. In science, you are still obliged to believe that there is the one and only objective world. It is no use trying to interpret Tao according to the scientific rules. Nevertheless, as everything is a catalyst or a teacher, science can stimulate and teach us a lot. Particularly, quantum physics and Karl Pribram's holonomic brain model are worth knowing. You can find plenty of information on them in Lynne McTaggart's «The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe». To understand the Tao/Hologram mechanism - Shin 心, Swiss economist Rene Egli's «The LOL2A-Principle, or The Perfectness of the World» can be a good preparatory read although the author does not use the word Shin 心. The mechanism of energy and resistance is clearly explained in terms of economy. At the beginning of each chapter, he quotes a corresponding passage from Hermann Hesse's «Siddhartha».