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Tao Te Ching Chapter 44-5
Store = Lose
If you store a lot,

you will surely lose heavily. (Ch.44)

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Storing is losing.

Lao Tzu explains why

in several ways.

First, in the sense of

Lose = Gain (42-7).

When your storing peaks, the process of losing begins.

Second, storage is blockage.

It blocks the natural flow of Tao and the transformation of your holograms.

Third, when you do Tao, you reduce everything.

You reduce and reduce it until you have nothing to do. (Tao Te Ching / Chapter 48)

Let's lose all.

There is nothing wrong with "losing".

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 44-6
Know contentment,

and you will never be

humiliated. (Ch.44)

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In Buddhism, they talk

about "Shoyoku

chisoku 少欲知足".

It can be translated

as "Desire little and know contentment".

Probably, this is one of the most misunderstood concepts in Buddhism.

Why misunderstood?

We can find a key to answer the question in Tao Te Ching:

Diminish self and reduce desire. (Ch.19)

The key is Self.

Desire is nothing wrong.

The attachment to so-called Self that judges your desire and the rest is the source of the problem.

Holograms, including self, desire, and humiliation, are catalysts to stimulate Tao, which is true You.

Just accept them.

Don't fight to suppress any.


In the photo above, it is written: 吾唯足知. 吾唯足るを知る。"I just know contentment."

The square part of the four kanji / Chinese characters 口 symbolizes a mouth. The part is shared by all the four characters.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 44-7
Know staying, and

you will never be in

danger.  (Ch.44)

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What does Lao Tzu

mean by "staying"?

It does not mean

suppressing one's

desire and belittling

his existence.

Staying means staying in Tao.

But true You are Tao.

You are always "staying in Tao".

When you forget this, you will be in the state of Mayoi, being lost.

You may project seemingly dangerous holograms, but don't worry.

They are there to stimulate you as catalysts.

Nothing is dangerous from the beginning.

You are safe.

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A: Why don't you think the other way round?

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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.

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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.

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A: Zen is nothing special. It is something you know well.

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A: No worries. Here is a practical method.

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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 44-8
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Thus, you can last

long.  (Ch.44)

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True You are Tao.

Therefore, you are


In Buddhism, we call

this «Fusho fumetsu /


No life no vanishing. (No life. No end of life.)

Dogen says:

"Future is past and present".

(Juki 授記, «Shobogenzo»)

Life is a form of a hologram.

Vanishing is a form of a hologram, too.

They are part of the wheel of manifestation 法輪 [horin].

Don't be attached to either life nor the end of it.

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