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Tao Te Ching Chapter 11-1
Thirty spokes
Thirty spokes share one hub. (Ch.11)


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Again, this is a metaphor of

holography.


Imagine a movie theatre where they project images 360 degrees around you.


You are at its centre like the hub.


The spokes are a beautiful metaphor for the beams of light projected by the projector.


Please compare this to Chuang Tzu's metaphor of the frog in the well. (☞See Chapter 5b What's a hologram)


It is nice, too.



[Note 1]

-Vessels 28-13 "When the uncarved block scatters, it becomes vessels." This is another metaphor of a hologram.



[Note 2]

-Tao = Net 73-9 "Heaven's net is vast. Its mesh is not fine, but it doesn't lose any." Lao Tzu uses metaphors to explain the Tao/hologram mechanism.



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  1. See also Mother 1-4 and No work 63-2

 

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 11-2
Wheel
Thanks to this emptiness, the wheel is useful. (Ch.11)


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Is it just a

coincidence? Or, is it an interpretation

beyond what is really written?


In either case, it doesn't matter at all to me.


I find this sentence a fantastic metaphor of holography. (☞ See the video above)


In this context, "emptiness" signifies Tao, and "the wheel" your hologram.


It is exactly like a Tibetan prayer wheel.


Thanks to Tao, your hologram is projected.


Thus, you can perceive the world.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 11-3
Clay
You knead clay, and you make a cup.

(Ch.11)


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You may think everything is tangible.


But can you touch a cup without using your brain?


Your brain needs to project a holographic image of the cup in your mind before you feel the sensation of touching it.


Are you sure everything is tangible?


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 11-4
Cup
Thanks to this emptiness, the cup is useful. (Ch.11)


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Lao Tzu is not talking about moral.


He is talking about the mechanism of holography.


"Emptiness" means Tao, the fundamental energy.


"The cup" is a projected image.


Thanks to the holographic image created in your brains, you can feel the sensation of touching them.


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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 11-5
Yaodong / Doors and Windows
You cut out doors

and windows, and

you make a room.

(Ch.11)


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Let's decode this.


Without an empty space, we cannot use a room.


Naoto Matsumoto adds:


Osamu Kanaya, the author of «Roshi» 老子 (Lao Tzu) alludes to yaodongs 窰洞 in north China. They are dogouts carved out of a hill.


Carving out doors and windows is thus explained.


But aren't we really carving out our reality?


Carefully carved holograms are our world.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 11-6
Room
Thanks to this emptiness, the room is useful. (Ch.11)


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The word "emptiness" in the oriental philosophies has been confusing many people for a long time.


"Emptiness" means the field of energy. It is Tao


"Room" means "your hologram".


Holograms exist thanks to Tao, the fundamental energy.



[Note]

In Chapter 6a Chinese characters, some important Kanji / Chinese characters are discussed. "Emptiness" 空 is included.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 11-7
Nothing is working
Thus, something can be useful because nothingness is working. (Ch.11)


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"Nothingness" means Tao.


Tao is working behind all the material beings.


Nothingness is you. (True You are Tao.)


You project your body.


You project everything in your mind. (Even your mind itself.)


Nothingness is working because you are working.



[Note]

Nintendo means “Do nothing” Corp.



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