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Water

 
Tao Te Ching Chapter 8-1
Like water
The highest good is like water. (Ch.8)


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Lao Tzu says water is something close to

Tao.


It doesn't resist. It accepts all. It stays at a lower place.


Water is everywhere when you think of water vapor.


So is Tao.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 8-2
Water benefits all
Water benefits all the material beings very well, and doesn't contend. (Ch.8)


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For Lao Tzu, water

and a baby are

something close to

perfection.


Water never resists


Water accepts all.


You don't have to compete.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 8-3
Water stays at the bad place
It stays at the place which many people think is bad. (Ch.8)


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It (water) never judges.


Naoto Matsumoto

adds:


Water never judges,

right?


Neither does Tao.


People judge, you may think.


Wouldn't it be better if they did not judge?


But remember you project your "people", so when you judge, they judge.


Well, this is how your hologram works.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 8-4
Water is close to Tao
Therefore, it is close to Tao. (Ch.8)


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There are so many crossroads in our life.


There are so many decisions to make.


When it is hard to make up your mind, think what water might do in that situation.


Be like water.


Then, you are One with Tao.



[Note]

You are always One with Tao. Simply, you forget it once in a while.



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  1. Watch the video and read its comments at YouTube


  1. See also [Practical uses] 10 points to be One with Tao

 

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 8-5
Water never errs
Simply, it never contends, so it never errs. (Ch.8)


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What else do I have to

say?


When it is so true, there is no need to decode this.


Water doesn't compete, so it never errs.


Do not fight.


There is neither a winner nor a loser in your hologram.


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  1. Watch the video and read its comments at YouTube


  1. See also Chapter 6b Male and Female; Life is a prayer wheel. Fight is resistance. It is useless.