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Chung Tzu’s teachings

 
Tao Te Ching Chapter 42-6
No good
What people don't like are surely "orphan", "less virtue", and "no good". And kings and lords use them to call themselves. (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 42-7
Lose = Gain
Therefore, things sometimes gain by losing them. They sometimes lose by gaining them. (Ch.42)


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"When the Attainment peaks, it is the same as the beginning.


Being the same means being void.


Being void means being big."


(«Chuang Tzu» 12-8)


Please read Tao by Matsumoto / Chapter 42 / One, two, three for more details.


Let's clarify what Chuang Tzu says here.


Step 1:


Tao projects a hologram. The process is called Attainment.


Step 2:


The hologram goes back to Void = Big = Tao = the beginning.


The process is called Dark Depth Attainment.


When a process completes, the step of undoing it begins.


That's why gaining is the beginning of losing and losing is the beginning of gaining.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 42-8
Chuang Tzu's teachings
There is something people teach. I teach it, too. (Ch.42)


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I read the entire part of Chuang Tzu's writing concerning the birth of a hologram and Dark Depth Attainment.


From «Chuang Tzu» 12-8. (☞See Related Articles below. There the articles related to Chuang Tzu are listed.)


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.


Everything is born by getting this One.


This is called Attainment.


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.


Formed bodies keep the spirit.


Each of them has its rules.


This is called Nature.


When Nature is mastered, it goes back to the Attainment.


When the Attainment peaks, it is the same as the beginning.


Being the same means being void.


Being void means being big.


It unifies people's noisy speeches.


When they are unified, it is unified with heaven and earth.


This union is so perfect that they even know they are together.


It seems stupid.


It seems idiotic.


This is called Dark Depth Attainment.


It is the same as Big Natural Flow (=Tao's integration 大順).



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Tao Te Ching Chapter 42-9
Father of Teachings 1
"A man who pushes down others and advance will not come to a natural end." (Ch.42)


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"If you violently impose your way on others, you will not come to a natural end."


Why?


Because you create resistance when you impose on others your way: judgment or act of influence.


Chuang Tzu's explanation will help you understand it better.


Let's review the process of Nothing / Form cycle (=Yin Yang cycle, =Tao/hologram cycle).


1. Nothing (=Tao). No existence. No names.


2. One rises up (=Tao's energy circulates) without a form.


3. The flow of the One (=the circulation of Tao's energy) creates (=projects) forms. They are not separated. This state is called Life (=a hologram).


4. 1, 2, 3, are the process of Attainment. All the formed bodies (=holograms) have the same spirit (or the god, literally, =Tao) although they act independently.


We will continue the rest of the process in the episode the Father of Teachings 2 tomorrow.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 42-10
Father of Teachings 2
I definitely make this the father of teachings. (Ch.42)


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What is the father of all the teachings?


It is the explanation of how Nothing / Form cycle works.


We discussed the process 1 to 4 yesterday (in the article above).


Now, let's continue the explanation.


5. When its nature (=task) is completed, the process goes back to the beginning of Nothing = Everything.


  1. 6.People's thoughts exist because of the One. They are the same

as heaven and earth (=material things, =holograms). They go back

as well.


7. Going back to Nothing is called Dark Depth Attainment. It is the same as Big Natural Flow or Tao's integration. (☞See Chapter 65 Integration)


8. The cycle is so perfect that you are not aware at all. Once you are aware, you find it stupid and idiotic.


Once a cycle ends, another begins.


Remember?


Since Tao has no time, every step takes place simultaneously.


Therefore, imposing your way (judgment or act of influence) on others creates a hindrance against the free flow of the energy cycle.


That's why it is not recommended.


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