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Holistic

 
Tao Te Ching Chapter 25-1
Holistic
There is a thing. It envelops all and is holistic. (Ch.25)


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"A thing" means Tao.


Tao envelops all and it is holistic.


It doesn't matter if Tao is chaotic or organized.


Tao is the fundamental energy of all.


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If you feel as if you were stuck in this world, read «Sansho-uo, Salamander» by Masuji Ibuse. When a frog came into his cave in the water, the salamander was young and smaller. He closed its entrance with his own body. He was not nasty. He just wanted a friend. Some time later, his body got bigger, bigger than the entrance. He was not able to get out of the cave any more.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 25-2
Before heaven
It is born before heaven and earth. (Ch.25)


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It creates (or projects) your hologram, which includes your own self and the rest of the world.


If it is easier for you, you can interpret it as follows.


Your own brains, which are holograms, project in the mind the holographic images of the world (=heaven and earth) in order to enable you to comprehend it.


Time and space are concepts that your mind adds to restructure all the information into 3-dimensional moving and tangible images.


They are called holography.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 25-3
No sounds
No sounds. No forms. (Ch.25)


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There is neither sound nor form in Tao.


Some readers may want to interpret Tao as a kind of field, where the transmission of energy takes place in a form of wave.


This idea will help you to abandon the concept that the world is

concrete.


Nevertheless, it is not ideal to think of Tao this way because it may give you the idea that Tao has time and space.


Time and space belong to your hologram and Tao doesn't have

them.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 25-4
Independence
It's independent. It doesn't change.

(Ch.25)


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Tao creates your hologram (=the world), which includes your own self.


The explanation is supposed to end here, but you can say that firstly Tao creates your "self" and body, then in your brains you project the holographic images of the rest of the world.


Therefore, your hologram doesn't affect Tao.


It is independent of the world (=your hologram) though it manifests itself through the worldly beings.


Although Tao is called the fundamental energy, it doesn't change its form like other forms of energy.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 25-5
Go around
It goes around and never stops. (Ch.25)


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"Goes around"

indicates Yin Yang circle.


Yin and Yang are exactly like the shiny and shadowy sides of the moon.


They are not two different entities.


They are the names of the two parts of the one thing.


Metaphorically, Tao turns around like a prayer wheel in a Tibetan temple.


The world (=your hologram) is the prayer wheel.


Its objective is constant rotation.


Every time it turns around, it emits the fundamental energy Tao.


Then, Tao manifests itself through the living prayer wheel called the world (=your hologram).


That's why some Buddhists say the world is Buddha's prayer.


Of course, the prayer never stops.


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