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Tao Te Ching Chapter 30-1
Force by soldiers
Helping human leaders doesn't mean forcing the world under the sky by soldiers. (Ch.30)


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"Human leaders" means "people".


"The world under the sky" means "your hologram".


"By soldiers" means "by force", therefore "to act directly".


So, the first sentence signifies:


"Helping people doesn't mean that you act on them directly in your hologram".


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To while away the idle hours seated the livelong day before the ink-slab, by jotting down without order or purpose whatever trifling thoughts pass through my mind, verily this is a queer and craze thing to do! (Translated by George Bailey Sansom) «Tsurezuregusa / Essays in Idleness» begins like this. Yoshida Kenko, its author in the Samurai era, might be facing a computer terminal and spending his time playing on Internet if he lived now.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 30-2
Tao likes to return
This thing likes to return. (Ch.30)


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Tao likes to return.


The world returns to the state before it is created.


In Zen Buddhism, this is called Bumo misho izen.


"Bumo misho izen" is an important expression.


But, unfortunately, it seems to be rarely used in English.


See also Chapter 63c Nothing is difficult.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 30-3
Brambles
Where a division encamps, brambles will grow. (Ch.30)


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It is not wise to intervene directly as some nations use military forces.


The world in front of you is your hologram projected in the mind.


If you act directly on it, you will create "brambles" in your brains.


This is a contradictory mental state trying to create and destroy your hologram at the same time.


It is a short circuit made in your mind.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 30-4
Good man
Being a good man is just a result. (Ch.30)


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No dichotomy, please.


There is neither good nor bad in Tao.


Don't judge.


Don't care about result, either.


You are the one who is creating the result.


So, it has to be perfect all the time unless you impose silly dichotomy on it.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 30-5
Don’t force
Thereby, don't dare to force any. (Ch.30)


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"Force."


This is a fascinating word.


We are always fascinated by the magic "force".


But, the best and most powerful force is to do nothing.


It is Dark Depth Female.


It is explained in Chapter 10e Dark Depth Female.


Don't act on any directly.


Don't "force".


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