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Tao Te Ching Chapter 7-1
Heaven and earth
Heaven is long. Earth is eternal. (Ch.7)


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It is a key to understand Tao Te Ching better and more easily.


Every time you see "heaven", "earth" or "people", try to replace the word with "hologram".


For example, these sentences above can be read:


Your hologram is omnipresent and eternal.


That is to say, in Tao time and space don't exist.


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Laday Murasaki (Murasaki Shikibu)'s «The Tale of Genji» is strongly recommended. No Japanese has ever written a better novel. Many aspiring writers, medieval or modern, tried hard to create a better one, but in vain. The public domain e-book on the left has some selections from «The Tale of Genji». It is about a man who adored his mother, seduced his mother-in-law who looked exactly like his mother, and found a little girl who looked like his mother, raised and made her an ideal woman, and married her. The novel was written about 1000 A.D.. The book on the right is a full-length version translated by Royall Tyler. There is another version translated by Edward G. Seidensticker.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 7-2
Heaven creates no earth
The reason why heaven and earth are long and eternal is that they do not give birth to themselves. (Ch.7)


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Time and space are created in our “mind”.


The world we see in front of us is projected in our “mind”.


The world itself doesn't create anything no matter how contrary it

looks.


So, you don't have to worry about anything.


No disasters. No miseries. Unless «you» want to project them on your mind screen.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 7-3
Live long
Therefore, they can live long. (Ch.7)


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Heaven and earth do not give birth to each other, and can live

long.


Birth and death in the world is just a concept in our mind.


So everything lives eternally.


But what is "eternity"? Tao doesn't have time, does it?


Time is just a concept in our mind, isn't it?


Then, what is "our mind"?


Your mind is not true You. It is part of your hologram.


Don't worry, and stop asking yourself "who am I?".


You are Tao and eternal.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 7-4
Last = First
That's why the sage puts his body last, but it comes first. (Ch.7)


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"Where there is a will, there is a way."


Are you sure of that?


Lao Tzu might say: "Where there is a will, there is resistance".


Resistance blocks the natural flow of the fundamental energy Tao.


Last is first. First is last.


This is the Reverse Thinking, and it is how Dark Depth Female

works.


If you want to do something, do something else for others.


Strangely, you will get what you want probably sooner than you have expected.


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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 7-5
Catalyst / Out of your body
That's why the sage puts out his body, but it exists. (Ch.7)


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First of all, I want to

make it clear that we

are not confined in our

body.


The problem is that we THINK our mind is captured in it.


Our body is part of our hologram. So is our mind.


The moment you admit this, you will remember you are one with

Tao.


That is to say, you are out of your hologram.


And the hologram still exists as a catalyst to stimulate you.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 7-6
Self
Because he is without self, he can accomplish his self. (Ch.7)


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The best way to find out what is your «true self» is to be without self.


A typically Lao Tzu-like contradiction, isn't it?


First, your own self belongs to the so-called "reality", which is a hologram and catalyst.


If you acknowledge it, you can discover your «true self», which is

Tao.


At this point, the word "self" is synonymous to the word "all".


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«Rozalia Alone» by Rosita Fanto. Young Rozalia travels from Romania to France to Brazil. She is half Jewish and half Christian, and she narrowly escapes from inhumane atrocities. Rozalia travels alone, all alone. What does she want in life? Her soul just wants to fly. Rozalia wants to fly like a sensual angel. She is looking for a heavenly beach where people smile and dance with no fear and no regret. What does the story teach you? You are the one to find it out. The novel is highly recommended.


Richard Ellmann, who is the biographer of W. B. Yeats and James Joyce, meets the Lady who makes beautiful Oscar Wilde Playing Cards. «Lady of the Cards» is also written by Rosita Fanto.