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Tao Te Ching Chapter 25-16
Man’s model
Man models himself upon earth. (Ch.25)


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Earth is the world of objects.


They are Tao's manifestations.


So are people.


There is no difference between people and objects.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 25-17
Earth’s model
Earth models itself upon heaven. (Ch.25)


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Earth and heaven represent the natural world.


In Zen Buddhism, they say your mind is mountains, rivers, and lands.


Earth and heaven, mountains, rivers, and lands are your hologram.


So is your mind.



[Note]

"Mountains, rivers, and lands" are called "Sen ga daichi 山河大地" in Japanese. ( See Work on people 61-10)



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Tao Te Ching Chapter 25-18
Heaven’s model
Heaven models itself upon Tao. (Ch.25)


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The world in front of us is a prayer wheel like the ones in a Tibetan temple.


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


How can we turn the world around, then?


By accepting all.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 25-19
Tao’s model
Tao models itself upon nature. (Ch.25)


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Be careful.


The word "nature" here doesn't mean the same "nature" as we know of.


It signifies "the manifestation by itself".


Tao creates all, so Tao creates Tao.


This is what Lao Tzu call "return".


In Zen Buddhism, you can find a similar thing.


It's called "Butsu kojo ji".


It is discussed at the last paragraph in Chapter 25 Manifestation.


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