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Tao Te Ching Chapter 22-10
No bragging
He doesn't brag. So, he is successful.

(Ch.22)


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"Don't brag."


"Excuse me, sir, but it

is rather conventional

as a supposedly

eccentric Taoist wisdom"


Taoism is not against conventional wisdom.


We just look at it a bit differently.


Bragging is a waste of energy.


If you want to transform your hologram (=the world) as economically and efficiently as possible, bragging is not recommended.


Being jealous is not recommended, either.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 22-11
No boasting
He doesn't boast. So, he is the best.

(Ch.22)


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Do not boast.


Just remember that

you are always the

best.


Remember what the baby Buddha is supposed to have said at his birth.


"Above heaven, below heaven, I am alone, who is the only respectable being. 天上天下唯我独尊 [ten jo ten ge yui ga doku son]"


It is totally logical because you are the only one who projects your hologram, which is the world.


Give yourself a bit more credit. You are doing a very good job.


Look! You create a perfect world in front of you.


Don't judge it. Just love it.


Accept it, but just don't boast that you have created it.


By creating and acting on it at the same time, boasting will cause a short-circuit-like effect on your hologram.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 22-12
Aikido
Simply, he doesn't compete. That's why no one under the sky can compete with him. (Ch.22)


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Do not compete.


Then, no one can beat you.


This is the essence of Aiki-do 合気道.


Ai 合 means synchronizing.


Ki 気 energy.


Do 道 Tao.


The Tao of synchronizing the energy.


We do not fight. We just create harmony with our opponent.


In the Today's Tao sentence, we have the expression "under the sky". It means your hologram.


It is useless to compete with characters or images you create in your hologram.


This world is already in the state of Ai-ki 合気 the synchronized energy.


We just forget it sometimes.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 22-13
Empty words
There is an old

saying "Twisted

therefore complete".


How can it be empty words!


(Ch.22)


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Being twisted is

perfect.


Chaos is perfect.


Chaos is perfectly organized in a fashion beyond our

comprehension.


So-called human capacities are very limited.


The most advanced science in the 19th century was a laughingstock in the 20th century.


What's gonna happen to the most advanced science in the 20th century.


Lao Tzu, supposedly an old man in the 6th century BC, said: "Twisted therefore complete".


Look at the Yin Yang circle. It is twisted therefore complete.


How can it be empty words!


But, wait a minute!


All words are empty, aren't they?


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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 22-14
Return it!
Truly, he returns it completely. (Ch.22)


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"Return", "go back",

"twisted", and

"complete".


What did Lao Tzu want to tell us with these

words?


First, we "twist", or swap, the cause and the result. It is Reverse Thinking. The Yin Yang circle gives you some image.


Then, we can return our hologram to the state where it was

projected.


In Taoism, the state is matriarchally called the mother.


In Zen Buddhism, it is called Bumo misho izen (Before Father and Mother are born).


They mean Tao, which can be also called Buddha, Zen, or Love.


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