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Tao Te Ching Chapter 28-11
Constant attainment
Then, the attainment of constancy is sufficient. (Ch.28)


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It is sufficient.


You don't have to do anything superhuman.


You accept all.


You love all.


Then, you are perfect; perfectly and constantly one with Tao.


This is constancy attainment 常得 [jo toku].


No one can do better than this.


It is your goal.


You are already there.


You are a runner standing at your goal and waiting to start.


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KEYWORDS

Kukai, pronounced like KooKaï. His name means the empty sea (or sky sea). Dogen, pronouced like daw ghen. His name means the origin of Tao. Both went to China to learn Buddhism. The former came back to Japan with plenty of sutras. The latter with nothing. The former used the mandala. The latter was not interested in objects.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 28-12
Uncarved block
You will return to an uncarved block.

(Ch.28)


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Here we have one of the most important key words in Tao Te Ching.


It is an uncarved block.


Lao Tzu doesn't like any sort of human intervention.


Everything artificial is simply a waste of energy.


Even worse, it could be a hindrance.


So, an untouched, uncarved piece of wood is the symbol of natural state.


When you take off your clothes and social mask, who are you?


You are an uncarved block, which is Tao.


You play in your life and go back to Tao.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 28-13
Vessels
When the uncarved block scatters, it becomes vessels. (Ch.28)


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I like this beautiful image.


An uncarved block splits up and scatters all over.


Then, the tiny pieces will get together and form vessels everywhere.


The uncarved block means Tao.


The vessels can be objects or people.


In any case, they are holograms.


Here, we have another fantastic metaphor on how Tao's holography works.



[Note 1]

"30 spokes share one hub." This is another interesting metaphor.

See Thirty spokes 11-1.



[Note 2]

"Heaven's net is vast. Its mesh is not fine, but it doesn't lose any." Lao Tzu uses metaphors to explain the Tao/hologram mechanism.

See Tao = Net 73-9.



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Tao Te Ching Chapter 28-14
Chief officials
The sage uses them, and makes them the chief of the officials. (Ch.28)


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The uncarved block scatters and becomes vessels.


Tao scatters and becomes your hologram.


Use your hologram. It's all yours.


But, not by acting on it directly. By using Dark Depth Female method.


Let people do whatever they want.


After all, they are part of your hologram.


If someone wants to be "the chief of the officials" and reign over the world, don't get annoyed.


Just let him do.


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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 28-15
The greatest control
Therefore, the

greatest control

doesn't split any.

(Ch.28)


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Tao is "the greatest

control".


It cannot be divided, so don't split any.


Since everything is one, the idea of dividing something does not suit

Tao.


So, don't judge. Don't tell good from evil.


Do nothing and accept all.


This is the greatest control of all.


Why don't we give Tao a bit more credit.


Tao knows. Tao flows.


The rest is a nice steak sauce to stimulate your appetite.


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