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Tao Te Ching Chapter 42-1
One’s birth
Tao gives birth to

One. (Ch.42)


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In the corresponding

part of Chuang Tzu,


it says:


"At the very beginning,

there is Nothing.


No existence. No names.


Where One rises up, there is One but it doesn't have a form yet."


(«Chuang Tzu» 12-8)


Often the word "One" means Tao.


Therefore, Tao gives birth to Tao.


This it it!


Tao creates Tao.


This is the basis of the cycle.


The rest is a catalyst to stimulate the cycle.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 42-2
Two's birth
One gives birth to

Two. (Ch.42)


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Since Tao is

movement, it has to move and circulate its energy constantly.


To circulate it, it needs the sending end and the receiving end.


They are the "Two".


When you emit the energy (=Tao, =Love), non-you that you create in your hologram receives it.


Likewise, non-you are constantly sending Love the energy to you.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 42-3
Three’s birth
Two gives birth to Three. (Ch.42)


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Now Tao has got the sending end and the receiving end in itself.


It is ready to send the energy.


Send what?


There is nothing but Tao the fundamental energy, so it has to be it.


The third of the three is the energy in the middle between the two

ends.


Tao sends Tao.


Tao receives Tao.


The wheel turns.


That's how Tao remain being Tao.


For this process, "everything" exists.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 42-4
Birth of everything
Three gives birth to everything. (Ch.42)


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Chuang Tzu talks

about it as follows:


"There are divisions in the One not yet

formed.


Without intermission, without in-between space.


This is called Life.


The One flows and gives birth to things.


Things are completed and have discerning lines.


This is called Form."


(«Chuang Tzu» 12 - 8)


The dynamic exchange of the energy in Tao creates a hologram as a catalyst to provoke another emission of energy.


This is your life and self, and all the objects in your world.


After every cycle, you reincarnate.


Attention!


There is no time in Tao.


So, every step takes place simultaneously.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 42-5
Yin = Yang
Everything carries on its back Yin (=shadow) and holds Yang (=light).


It creates harmony with the middle energy. (Ch.42)


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Why are we not able to give a name to Tao?


Because Tao is not an object.


Tao is a movement.


Tao's movement is Tao. ("the movement of the movement" is the movement?)


The movement of nothingness is Tao.


What kind of movement is it?


It is a constant returning.


When you receive Tao, Tao returns to Tao.


When you emit Tao, Tao returns to Tao.


Zen masters' circle and Yin Yang circle express it.


Returning is rebirth.


This is the reincarnation without time.


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