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Tao Te Ching Chapter 26-1
Something heavy
Something heavy is the root of something light. (Ch.26)


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"Don't move until you are forced to."


This is Chuang Tzu's maxim.


"Something heavy" means Tao.


You are Tao.


True you are Tao itself.


A heavy thing doesn't move.


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Kyoka Izumi was one of the Bun-shi 文士, which means «a samurai who has a pen instead of a sword» in the post-samurai and modern era in Japan. He wrote a novel about mysterious seduction between a phantom woman and a monk. It is called Koya Hijiri 高野聖 / Saint of Mt. Koya. Hijiri 聖 means sacred. Therefore, Seijin 聖人 in Tao Te Ching literally means a sacred person. In the film on the left, Seijun Suzuki, a magician of visual images, made a film based on one of Kyoka Izumi's works.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 26-2
Something still
Something still is the king (root) of something restless. (Ch.26)


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"Do something", people may say.


But don't be restless.


You don't have to do anything.


You should move only if you are forced to.


Don't say, "Do something". (☞ See Chapter 3 Do nothing)


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 26-3
If you are light
If you are light, you lose the root. (Ch.26)


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IThe root means Tao.


If you run around in the hologram, you will be stuck there.


You are not one with

Tao.


(You have forgotten the fact that true You are Tao.)


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 26-4
If you are restless
If you are restless, you lose the root. (Ch.26)


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Don't run around.


Don't try to convince others.


If you are restless, you are no longer one with Tao.


"Don't move until you are forced to."


This is Chuang Tzu's maxim.


See the post with a photo at «Tao by Matsumoto» blog


Watch the video and read its comments at YouTube