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Tao Te Ching Chapter 36-1
Stretch = Shrink
If you want to shrink something, you must stretch it for a while. (Ch.36)


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Let's think the other way round.


Don't concentrate on something if you really want to achieve it.


With Reverse Thinking, you can go back to the state before things are projected in your hologram.


In Zen Buddhism, the state is called Bumo misho izen 父母未生以前.


In this neutral state, your desire meets the hologram.


Stretch something, and you will see it shrinking.


This is Dark Depth Female 玄牝 [gen pi / gen pin] approach.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 36-2
Weak = Strong
If you want to weaken something, you must strengthen it for a while. (Ch.36)


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Weak is strong. Strong is weak.


All the masters say we have to stop judging.


Some wonder why.


Please look at this picture.


This is weak, and that is strong.


We think that weakness leads to strength and vice versa.


This cycle helps us understand the relation between a hologram and Tao.


The hologram stimulates Tao, and Tao creates the hologram.


Eventually, we come to realize that this cycle is one.


Therefore, no judging.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 36-3
Decline = Prosperity
If you want to make something go down, you must have it flourish for a while. (Ch.36)


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Decline is prosperity.


Up = Down


They are the same thing.


Those two opposing elements are exactly like both sides of a coin.


It is like favor and disgrace, which we have discussed in Chapter 13 Love your trouble.


Ups and downs exist in order to stimulate you.


You accept ups with joy and emit more of the fundamental energy

Tao.


You accept downs, saying:


"Thank you, my dear hard time. I know why you are here. You are asking me to send more love".


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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 36-4
Japanese saying “When the wind blows” / Give = Take
If you want to take something, you must give it for a while. (Ch.36)


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You give something to someone.


When you look at this act from the other person's standpoint, he is taking something.


Please remember you = non-you.


So, give = take.


If you want to take more, give more.  (☞ See also Give more, receive more 5-5)


We have an interesting Japanese saying:


"When the wind blows, a cooper gains".


This is telling us about a mystic chain reaction taking place in your hologram.


The more you doubt the chain reaction, the more resistance you create in the hologram.


Therefore, the chain of the reactions will be longer.


Skeptics have to wait long.


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