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Bumo misho izen

Tao Te Ching Chapter 22-1
Twisted therefore complete. (Ch.22)

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If you want be perfect, be chaotic.

This is how Dark Depth Female works.

You find the thing you are looking for when you stop looking for it.

That's why Reverse Thinking is useful.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 22-2
Bent (like an inchworm) therefore straight. (Ch.22)

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In Taoism, returning to Tao is important.

What does "returning" mean?

One can say that it means getting out of his hologram and going into the state of Tao, or Bumo misho izen 父母未生以前, in Zen.

Another can say that it means turning around the Yin Yang circle, which is equivalent to a Tibetan prayer wheel.

How can you return to Tao, then?

One of the answers is to use Reverse Thinking.

If you want to be straight, bend yourself.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 22-3
Hollow therefore filled up. (Ch.22)

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Do you remember "Thirty spokes share one hub. (Ch.11)"?

Hollow and filled. It is about holography.

If you want to be full, empty yourself.

Reduce and reduce. Particularly reduce your knowledge.

If you have nothing, you have everything.

Those words have confused many.

All right. Let's make them clear once and for all.

First, the so-called world is a hologram. That's why it is called nothing or emptiness.

Second, to learn it, your knowledge simply bothers you. Reduce it and stop analyzing.

Third, then, you will realize that the world, including your own self, is a hologram. Don't look down on it because it is a manifestation of the fundamental energy Tao. That's why it is called everything or all.

If you can love the world, you don't have to listen to all the gibberish, mine included.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 22-4
Bumo misho izen / Before parents’ birth
Worn out therefore new. (Ch.22)

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It is exactly the same as breaking the mirror in Zen. (☞See also Chapter 15 Man who knows Tao)

If you want to be new, you should wear out your hologram.

Then, you can return to Tao, or Bumo misho izen 父母未生以前 in


Bumo misho izen means «Before Father and Mother are born».

It is a very important concept describing the state before holographic images are projected.

To "return" to the state, Reverse Thinking is useful.

Some people thank someone up there for letting them live.

With Reverse Thinking, you live in order to say: "Thank you".

Then, you are as new as a newborn baby whose father and mother have not yet been born.

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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.