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Tao Te Ching Chapter 18-1
Tao out of use
After big Tao has fallen out of use, we have "morality of love" and its rules. (Ch.18)

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In Taoism, the words like morality and rules are considered pejorative.

For they are not natural and created by a society.

If you are one with Tao, you don't need any frame to control your conduct.

Any artificial control is fake.


Morality is very immoral in Taoism. In this sense, a Geisha is the purest form of womanhood. (☞See Kawabata's Onsen Geisha)

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 18-2
After man's

intelligence and

discrimination have appeared, we have

great hypocrisy.


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Many people think they are intelligent.

They discriminate one from another and judge everything.

They are stuck in the dichotomy of good and evil.

They don't know how to handle the concept of evil, so they need hypocrisy.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 18-3
Merciful “love”?
Since six relations are not in harmony, we have children's filial duty and parent's merciful "love". (Ch.18)

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When your family, like anything else, is in harmony, you don't need any duty or mercy.

Everything goes naturally.

When you think you are doing something for someone, the act is not spontaneous, which means it is false.

If you believe in Taoism and are one with Tao, you know how useless it is to do something for someone in your hologram.

When the word "love" comes up to your head, that act of love is no longer an act of love.

It has become something else.

Probably, it is an act of controlling someone, or, at least, that of interfering him.

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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 18-4
Loyal ministers
After the state has gone out of order and got dark, we have loyal ministers.


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Let's decode this.

It means:

“Look around. If you have many «yes» men around you, it is a visible sign that your company is out of order”.


If you find yourself surrounded by yes-men, it is a very good time to

ask yourself a question: "Am I not trying to control my hologram by

force?" (☞ Nintendo means "Do nothing" Corp)

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