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Tao Te Ching Chapter 13-10
Trouble and body
I have big trouble because I have my body. (Ch.13)


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Love your trouble

because it is part of

you.


You project your trouble, and your trouble projects you.


Zen Master Dogen uses the expression "You are mountains, rivers, and lands".


We can say, "we are mountains, rivers, lands, clouds, flowers, our happiness, our contentment, and, of course, our trouble".


Without them, we do not exist.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 13-11
No body, no trouble
If I don't have my body, I don't have any trouble. (Ch.13)


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Please don't take it as if your troubles are as important as your body.


In Tao, it is completely the other way round.


Don't take your own self too seriously, and all your troubles will disappear.


Your thoughts and feelings are like clouds in the sky.


You don't have to feel responsible for them, do you?


So are your troubles.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 13-12
Your body = World
Therefore, if you act as if your body is the world, you can entrust yourself with the world. (Ch.13)


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Treat the world as if it is the extension of your own mind and body.


Certainly it is an useful tool in life.


For the Occidental mind and the Orientals under too much Western influence, it is difficult to accept the concept that your own self does not exist.


Regarding the world as an extended part of your own self is a baby step towards the total acceptance of the concept.


Try not to influence the rest of the world. The "technique" is called Dark Depth Female.


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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 13-13
Love the world
If you love the world as you love your

body, you find the

world inside you.

(Ch.13)


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Love the world.


Please stop looking for super human power or an altered state.


Loving and accepting the world as it is is hard enough, isn't it? (No, it is easy, in fact)


But, please try it.


Then, you will really experience the transformation of the world.


After all, it is your hologram, isn't it.


Love the world as you love yourself.


It's yours.


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