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Tao Te Ching Chapter 30-10
Force nobody
It's just a result. Don't force any. (Ch.30)

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Stocks may go up and down.

Your beloved Yankees may win and lose.

The result is there to stimulate you to turn the prayer wheel called Life.

Don't buy and sell stocks to control the prices.

Don't buy and sell players to win the World Series.

Don't act on it directly. It is your hologram you create.

It is ridiculous to pay money for what you create.

Instead, use Dark Depth Female and do nothing.

It is free, ladies and gentlemen.

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Zenzai is sweet red been soup. Meoto means a husband and a wife. The story was originally written by Sakunosuke Oda, a commercial but good writer who is unfortunately less known outside Japan. The film is directed by Shiro Toyoda whose works you should not miss if you like Kurosawa and Ozu. He is another master film maker of the time when the industry in Japan had plenty of money available. «Meoto zenzai» could be interpreted as "keeping the relationship of a couple is like cooking Zenzai red bean soup". It takes time to prepare, but is sweet when you enjoy it.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 30-11
Strong steroids
If a thing is strong, it gets old. (Ch.30)

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It is the simple mechanism of Yin Yang cycle.

"What goes up must come down."

Now you know the danger of being strong.

It is like athletes using steroids.

They strangely look older than their age, don't they?

Lao Tzu says something strong gets old prematurely.

If so, be weak and stay young like a baby.


In Chapter 77 No excess, Lao Tzu says: "It suppresses a high one." (☞ See Suppress doubt? 77-2)

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 30-12
Against Tao
This is called being against Tao. (Ch.30)

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I know the difference between man and superman.

You know the difference between "rich" and "super rich".

We all know the difference between being young and living eternally.

If you are looking for any kind of excess, it is against Tao, mister.

Don't get obsessed with result. It's against Tao, too.

If someone bothers you by talking about your result, just say to yourself:

"uh,uh, my hologram is asking me to be kindly accepted".

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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 30-13
Early end
If you are against Tao, you come to an early end. (Ch.30)

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"Result is not important at all, but process is."

Many school teachers and your parents may have told you this.

Have they told you why?

Probably, not.

Then, I'll tell you why.

Because the process means turning the prayer wheel.

In Zen Buddhism, they call it "turning the ring of the manifestation of Buddha" (=Tenborin 転法輪 ☞See also Kensho jobutsu / No “away” 47-3 Horin and Tenborin are discussed there).

This is our raison d'être.

To turn it, in other words, to keep the circulation of Tao's energy, we exist.

Not to achieve some result in our hologram.

Of course, if something is against Tao's mechanism, it doesn't last long in the hologram.

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