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Tao Te Ching Chapter 14-1
You can’t see Tao
Even if you try to see it, you can't do it.

(Ch. 14)


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You cannot see Tao.


You can only receive the energy of Tao through your hologram, which is its manifestation.


You may think that Tao is a kind of field such as the magnetic field.


It may help you to understand Tao and its mechanism, but, if you stick to the idea, it will do you more harm than good.


After all, all the fields that science proposes exist inside your

hologram.


Tao, of course, exists in it. But it does exist outside of it as well.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 14-2
The form without a form
It's called the beginning of everything, the form without a form.

(Ch. 14)


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Don't think Tao is an entity in the material world.


It doesn't have a form. It is the fundamental energy that creates all.



When we say: "Tao includes all the world (=your hologram)", it is more in a metaphorical sense than in a physical sense.


Please be aware that Tao doesn't have space.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 14-3
You can’t hear Tao
Even if you try to hear it, you can't do it. (Ch. 14)


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Please don't think that Tao is a wave.


It is not a wave in a field such as the magnetic field.


A concept like Zero Point Field is tempting.


We may associate it with Tao.


But it is misleading.


It will do you more harm than good.


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  1. See also Chapter 4a Masters hit your face. Quantum physics and Zero Point Field is discussed there.

 
Tao Te Ching Chapter 14-4
Hakuin / The sound without a sound
It's called the sound without a sound.

(Ch. 14)


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Let's decode this.


Tao can manifest itself as a sound, but the sound exists only in your hologram.


Tao can manifest itself through the hologram, which means the

world.



We have the famous koan of Hakuin 白隠 (a Japanese Zen Buddhist 1685 - 1768).


隻手声あり、その声を聞け [Sekishu koe ari, sono koe wo kike].


translation:


One hand has voices. Listen to the voices.


("Two hands clap and there is a sound. What is the sound of one hand?"---Wikipedia)


Hakuin used this koan to propagate his teachings. There is a

conversation between Hakuin and Osan, an Japanese old woman

and his disciple. (Ref: http://hk-kishi.web.infoseek.co.jp/kokoro-127.htm)


Hakuin: There are sounds and voices when both hands hit each other. What sounds and voices are there in one hand?


Osan: Instead of listening to the voice of Hakuin's one hand, I want to hit both hands and do business.


Hakuin: If you can do business by hitting both hands, you don't need to listen to the sound of the one hand.



-Hakuin@wiki



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Tao Te Ching Chapter 14-5
You can’t grasp Tao
Even if you try to grasp it, you can't do it. (Ch. 14)


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Let's decode this.


It means:


Don't think Tao is tangible. It is too small to touch it.



[Note]

The expression "small" here is something rhetorical. Tao doesn't have space. In this sense, it is as small as nothing.



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