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Tao Te Ching Chapter 24-1
Tiptoeing
A tiptoeing man doesn't stand. (Ch.24)


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When you are

tiptoeing, you get tired

easily and cannot keep

the position for a long

time.


Well, Lao Tzu wants to tell you:


"Don't show off".


He also likes the expression:


"Be like dust".


Would you like to be a king in your hologram?


Or, would you like to be reconciled with your hologram, which is the

world?


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Some people say that Yasunari Kawabata's novels are like picture cards. Other people say that those of Haruki Murakami are like hamburgers. I don't know if they are criticizing or praising them because I personally find it very nice to receive a picture card from a friend on vacation and I do enjoy hamburgers especially when I need a soul food. Well, «Koto, the old capital» of Kawabata has beautiful images of Kyoto. It is a nice read when you travel to Japan.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 24-2
Striding
A striding man doesn't go. (Ch.24)


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Don't you have people around you, who are living on the fast track?


Do they bother you?


Or, do you get jealous of their fast lives?


If one is striding, he cannot go far because he gets tired.


"Don't work too hard."


"Don't learn too much."


"Do nothing."


Lao Tzu asks you kindly not to get tired.


Don't we wish that we could have known Lao Tzu's teachings when we were in school?


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 24-3
Express nothing
A man who expresses himself is not clearly seen.

(Ch.24)


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Don't try to convince others.


It is no use.


No matter how wrong it seems, they are doing the right thing.


"They are doing the right thing in their own world."


Well, you can say that.


If it is useful for you to think so, do it.


But it is not ideal.


Remember everything is one?


Therefore, their holograms are your hologram.


Don't act directly on the world, which is your hologram.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 24-4
True righteousness
If a man think he is right, his righteousness is not visible. (Ch.24)


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Don't judge.


There is neither good nor bad in Tao.


The moment you think you are right, you are wrong.


The true righteousness is not something like that.


It is following Tao.


What do you have to do to follow Tao?


Do nothing.


You don't have to do anything to be right.


Because you are always right.


Unless you judge others.


Read also Righteousness 22-9


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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 24-5
Spiritual tool / Bragging man
A bragging man is

not successful.

(Ch.24)


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"Master Bonbon, have you reached Satori?"


"Of course, yes. That's why I am a master."


"Master Bonbon, tell me what's wrong with me. I haven't reached Satori yet."


"Meditate for 60 years first. Then, I can show you the secret."


Don't brag.


Don't say you are successful.


Remember «Ji mi toku do, sen do ta 自未得度先度他».


It means:


"Though you haven't crossed it yet, let others cross it first".



Naoto Matsumoto adds:


When you are lost and confused, this Zen expression is a powerful spiritual tool to help you.


Say it to yourself, and you will remember that you are already in the state of Satori.



«Caution!»

Master Dogen asks you not to expect to be a Buddha because of «Ji mi toku do, sen do ta». (Hotsubodaishin 発菩提心, «Shobogenzo»)



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