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Tao Te Ching Chapter 20-1
“Yes” and “yeah”
Between "yes" and "yeah" how great is the distance? (Ch.20)


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Some people think that Lao Tzu is talking

about the

unimportance of

politeness.


Lao Tzu may even say there is no difference between "yes" and

"no".


If you don't judge, everything is the same. (☞See Chapter 2 Do not judge)


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 20-2
Good = Evil
Between good and evil how great is the distance? (Ch.20)


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If we don't judge, good is evil and evil is good. (☞See Chapter 2 Do not judge)


Between good and evil, there is no distance. There is no difference.


When we want to judge someone, let's laugh a Kyogen actor's big laugh.


Ha, ha, ha, ha.


It is ridiculous to be serious.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 20-3
Let’em fear
Does one have to fear what people fear? (Ch.20)


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Are you afraid of a traffic accident?


Are you afraid of your finance?


Are you afraid of your health?


Are you afraid of your future?


Are you afraid of your, ...., whatever you can name?


Lao Tzu could have been the worst enemy of insurance companies because he might say:


"You have nothing to worry about."


Let other people fear what they are afraid of.


But you know it very well.


What scare them are part of your hologram.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 20-4
Blur
It blurs, and has not been exhausted!

(Ch.20)


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"Madame, I can see your future clearly."


"Sir, with our financial portfolios, you can have a clear and definite investment plan of your family fortune."


No clairvoyants or financial advisers see your blurred future.


But Tao does.


Not just the future, Tao see your blurred past and blurred present.


Because everything takes place simultaneously without space or

time.


Tao is not tangible, but has no limit. It is omnipresent and eternal.


Tao is nothing and everything.


Ask a Taoist clairvoyant what is the best financial strategy.


He will answer:


"Do nothing."


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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 20-5
Fun or depression
Many people are having fun as if they were invited to a feast or as if they went up

to a terrace in spring.

(Ch.20)


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In the following sentences, Lao Tzu explains what 玄同 [gen do] is. This is the state of being one with Tao. (☞See 10 points to be One with Tao)


But before that, he pictures the image of people having fun.


The word "people" often suggests a hologram.


The people in your hologram have many activities.


Sometimes, they have fun.


Sometimes, they get depressed.


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