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Tao Te Ching Chapter 21-6
Genuine
This essence, or the root of energy, (as clean as polished rice), is very genuine.

(Ch.21)


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Tao is the essence of everything.


Tao's essence is pure energy.


But this energy doesn't have time or space.


So, please do not picture a Milky-Way-like thing circulating or

shining.


It is genuine energy. Period.


No time. No space. No objects. No thoughts. No self.


It is true You only.


It is Tao only.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 21-7
Sure thing
There is something sure inside it. (Ch.21)


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Some are afraid of believing.


"There are plenty of traps, religious or financial," they might say.


Others are afraid of doubting.


You've got to believe what you believe no matter what its name is.


Whatever the name is, we are talking about the same thing.


It is about the fundamental energy which constitutes everything.


Are you afraid of admitting that true You are the energy, which I happen to call Tao?


Don't worry.


It is a sure bet.


I guarantee you.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 21-8
Tao’s name
From now to the olden days, Tao's name does not go away. (Ch.21)


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"Old soldiers never die; they just fade away."


The word "Tao" is definitely worse because it never goes away.


But "from now to the olden days"?


Isn't it supposed be "from the olden days to nowadays"?


Never mind.


Time doesn't exist in Tao.


It is a concept we create in our mind.


We use the concept of time in order to reconstruct the world in a comprehensible way.


In Zen Buddhism, they say that past, present, and future are being created simultaneously.


Plus, the function of Tao had existed even before Lao Tzu or someone invented the word "Tao".


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 21-9
Tao supervises all
And it serves, supervising all the roots of material beings. (Ch.21)


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Tao is the headquarters.


It supervises all the aspects of creation.


Our brains project the world in the head.


The world defines our own self, or what we are.


There are many "roots of material beings".


There are many holograms.


Tao is the source of the energy for all.


As Zen Buddhists say, life is the mirror where Buddha (=Tao) manifests itself.


Trust Tao.


He is a good supervisor, much better than bank managers.


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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.

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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 21-10
By Tao’s name
How do I know that

all the roots of material beings are like that?


By the name of Tao.


(Ch.21)


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"I!"


"You!"


What do we mean by that?


These individual selves are not ours.


They are just holograms.


Our personal feelings are part of our hologram, which is an illusion.


So, who are you?


True You are Tao.


It doesn't matter what you call it.


The name is not important.


Tao, Love, Buddha, Zen, or whatever you like. You can even call it

"you".


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