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Tao Te Ching Chapter 37-1
Tao does nothing
Tao always does

nothing, and

everything is done.

(Ch.37)


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"Oh, my god. I have committed a sin. What can I do, Master Bonbon? Please help me."


"Be ashamed of yourself, you, sinner. Tao is watching you all the

time."


C'mon, Master Bonbon. You must not say things like that.


Don't worry. Tao is not watching you, not to mention, judging you.


Tao does nothing.


It will never act like the judge in a courtroom.


Tao will never punish you. Don't worry.


It is a pure energy without any intention.


Everything in the world, or in your hologram, is perfectly in order unless you impose your own judgement on yourself.


Don't be ashamed. You are perfect all the time.


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The most important function of a Japanese is making love. It doesn't matter if he is the poorest dropout living in the forests or the most revered priest of Shintoism living in the castle. He or she has got to make love. This could be a hidden heritage from our Polynesian ancestors or a genetic mission imprinted in the deepest recess of our chromosomes. Whatever it is the reason, the Japanese love to make love not only for the reproduction of the people but for pleasure. In spite of all the moral prohibitions by Confucianism and by jealous parents, Japanese girls have been successfully finding a way to enjoy making love. We used to have an institution called Geisha girls. Though it changes names and appearances, the institution never die out. A nice gift of a Gucci bag is an excuse good enough to make love with an aged stranger. Why? Because making love is sacred. Carnal desire is a manifestation of divinity. We, all the human beings, are divine. That's why we make love for pleasure. The gadgets for pleasure are offerings to the deity of joy. Please read «Kojiki», one of the oldest written records in Japanese, and «Love Songs from the Man'yoshu: Selections from a Japanese Classic», one of the oldest anthologies of Waka poems, which is a precursor of Haiku. You will see why love and desire are officially important.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 37-2
Lords & Kings = You
If lords and kings can keep this, everything will transform itself. (Ch.37)


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Who are they, lords

and kings?


They are not presidents, multinationals, or Big Brothers.


Probably, it is about time we stopped looking for others to blame.


"Lords and kings" signifies the people who create the world, in other words, the one who projects the hologram.


It is you! Isn't it?


If you know that Tao does nothing but everything is done, the world will transform itself naturally.


Don't control any.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 37-3
Uncarved block with no name
If desire comes out during the

transformation, I will use the uncarved block with no name in order to calm it down. (Ch.37)


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A: "What can I do if I want to transform the world, Master Bonbon?"


B: "Suppress your unquenchable desire."


A: "Yes, Master Bonbon. I will suppress my desire. Suppress my desire. Suppress desire….. I can't do it. I can't do it. Master Bonbon, my desire is unquenchable."


Desire has been confusing many for a long time.


What is desire?


It is a catalyst like others in your hologram.


Instead of suppressing it, cherish and accept your desire.


Then, you can easily remember that true You are the nameless uncarved block (=Tao) without desire.


You don't have to suppress your desire.


Just remember desire doesn't belong to you from the beginning.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 37-4
No desire
The uncarved block with no name

naturally wants to

have no desire.

(Ch.37)


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The uncarved block means Tao, which is true You.


Tao doesn't have a name.


You don't have individuality, in reality.


Tao doesn't have desire.


You don't have desire, in reality.


Do you have an unquenchable desire to control your life, uh?


"Where does this desire come from?"


Forget looking for the answer to this meaningless question.


The more you think, the more resistance you create.


Every time you cannot find an answer, avoid the question as water avoids obstacles.


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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 37-5
Be still
Don't desire and be still, and the world under the sky will stabilize itself.

(Ch.37)


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A: "Master Bonbon, the world is full of injustice. What can I do?"


B: "Stand up and fight."


Stop saying things like that, Master Bonbon.


No one has to stand up and fight against injustice.


Lao Tzu asks us: "Don't desire (to control any). Be still (and don't move)."


"The world under the sky" signifies your hologram.


It is like water.


It finds equilibrium and stabilizes itself.


Any act is interference.


Stop bothering the world, Master Bonbon.


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