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Tao Te Ching Chapter 43-1
The softest
The softest one under

the sky makes the

hardest one run.


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Don't be tough.

Be soft.

This is how you can

activate Dark Depth Female.

Lao Tzu says:

"The soft and weak beat the tough and strong." (Ch. 36)

He also says:

"Nothing in the world under the sky is softer and weaker than water.

The weak beats the strong.

The soft beats the hard." (Ch.78)

After all,

"[Water] never contends, so it never errs." (Ch.8)

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Mr John Kaizan Neptune-san lives in Kamogawa, Chiba, Japan. He is an artist of the Shakuhachi bamboo flute music and artisan of the very musical instrument. Besides, he is a surfer who plays the music on the wave. (There is a link to the photo in Yesterday's entree.) His cutback on a big Typhoon wave must be as stylish as his «Tokyosphere» music, I imagine. The choice of the place of one's domicile can tell a lot about his personality. Kaizan-san chose a place where he can contemplate Tokyo night life while listening to the sound of Typhoon waves beating the beach by Kamogawa Sea World. If the swell gets too big to handle, you can always hop on the train for Tokyo and see a Kabuki performance or two. It takes just a little more than two and a half hours.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 43-2
No space
No existence enters

no space. (Ch.43)

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As water enters gaps,

Tao goes into any


There is no space

without Tao.

"No existence" means the existence without any form.

It is Tao.

"No space" means the space without any form.

Space is a concept.

The forms you find there are holograms.

Tao is everywhere.

Or rather, "everywhere" is part of Tao.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 43-3
Valuable no-action
Thus, I learn how

valuable no action is.


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Does "no action" mean

"You don't do


Not exactly.

Lao Tzu and Zen masters taught us that so-called reality is a hologram, which is the manifestation of Tao.

Then, why don't we act directly on Tao instead of its manifestation?

How can we act on it?

You do "no action".

"No action" means accepting and sending the fundamental energy Tao efficiently with no resistance.

Accept incoming energy (=Tao, =Love) with gratitude and love all the information in front of us by sending back the energy.

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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 43-4
Without words
Teaching without

words and the benefit of no action are almost the best under the sky. (Ch.43)

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Teaching without

words is the way we

transmit our traditional

knowledge in art and spirituality in Japan.

You cannot convey your thoughts with words.

In other words, you can convey your thoughts without words.

In fact, everything is shared by all because others are part of your hologram.

So are your thoughts and words.

From the beginning, thoughts do not belong to you exclusively.

Neither do your actions.

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