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Tao Te Ching Chapter 27-1
No traces
A good traveller leaves neither wheel tracks nor footsteps. (Ch.27)

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You follow Tao.

You do something.

Then, you leave no traces.

People don't know that you are doing it.

No direct action. No signs.

But Dark Depth works. (☞ Dark Depth is another name of Tao. See Chapter 10e Dark Depth Female to learn how to “activate” Dark Depth.)

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It is not a competition. It is not a judgement at all. Some still remember the old Zatoichi the blind swordsman. The others don't. Some grew up with watching the TV series. The others don't. Some saw the ones with Katsu, others saw the one with Kitano, and the others saw one with another. But, all of us, who adore this blind man, imitate Zatoichi with a bloom or a scale once in a while.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 27-2
Good speech
A good speech has no flaws. (Ch.27)

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When you say something according to Tao, your speech is perfect.

Then, a question arises.

Can we really say something against Tao?

It is impossible.

So, give yourself a bit more credit.

No matter what you say, you are right.

Your speech has no flaws.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 27-3
Counting sticks
Good reckoning

doesn't need

counting sticks.


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Don't calculate

because our human intelligence is very


Instead, use Tao.

Tao doesn't need counting sticks.

Tao doesn't need anything because you do nothing.

Doing nothing is the best way to activate your Dark Depth 玄 [gen].

Tao is much more reliable than our intelligence.

That's why Lao Tzu asks us to reduce our knowledge.

He knew that our intelligence was not so intelligent.

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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 27-4
Bars nor bolts
Good shutting

doesn't need either

bars nor bolts, but no one can open it.


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The best defense is no defense.

Don't try to protect


Protecting something is the best way to lose it.

Chuang Tzu, a distant disciple of Lao Tzu, says in his book:

"Although you hide your boat in a valley and the nets in a swamp, a powerful man may steal them and run away". (the 6th chapter in Inner Chapters, «Chuang Tzu»)

If a thing is supposed to stay with you, it will be there.

If not, let it go.

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