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Kensho jobutsu / No “Away”

Tao Te Ching Chapter 47-1
No outside
Without getting out

of the door, you know

the world under the

sky. (Ch.47)

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Certainly, Lao Tzu

didn't know what we

do these days.

We don't have to go

outdoor to see what is going on in the rest of the world.

We watch TV or videos on Internet.

Although it sounds contradictory, we have to stay at home to "know

the world under the sky".

Exactly because of this we have to ask ourselves the question:

"Where are those things happening?".

Modern medicine may answer:

"Inside your brains. All the information has to be reconstructed


Taoism and Zen Buddhism may answer:

"The world exists inside your hologram, not outside it. So does your own self".

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 47-2
Not out of Self
Without looking out

of the window, you

see Heaven's Tao.


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Although Tao is not

visible, thank God,

Heaven's Tao is.

"Heaven" means your

hologram, which is the world.

"Heaven's Tao" means a manifestation of Tao.

"The window" suggests your own self, which is part of your hologram.

Therefore, Today's Tao sentence signifies:

"Without going out of your own self, you can see a manifestation of


You don't have to go into any altered state or anywhere.

Satori is "right here right now".

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 47-3
Kensho jobutsu / No “Away”
The farther you go

away from it, the less

of it you know.


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Osamu Kanaya talks

about Kensho Jobutsu

見性成仏 of Zen

Buddhism in his

Japanese translation of this chapter of Tao Te Ching. («Roshi»,

Kodansha Gakujutsu Bunko, Kodansha, Tokyo)

"See one's nature and become Buddha." (=Kensho Jobutsu 見性成


You are Buddha. You are Tao.

So, it is logical that "The farther you go away from" your own self, the

less you learn about Tao and Buddha.

First, you learn that your own self and the rest of the world are part

of the hologram. (1)

Then, your hologram will teach you what Tao and Buddha is. (2)

Naoto Matsumoto adds:

This exchange between (1) and (2) is precisely the cycle of Yin and

Yang, Tao's cycle,  the prayer wheel, or the wheel of the manifestation (Horin 法輪).

That's why turning the wheel of the manifestation (Tenborin 転法輪)

is interpreted as preaching, where the learning and the teaching of

(1) and (2) take place simultaneously.

This is synonymous with receiving and sending Love.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 47-4
Accomplish with no act
That's why the sage

doesn't go but know,

doesn't see but know,

and doesn't act but

accomplish. (Ch.47)

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Forget national politics

and international


You don't have to do anything in order to make the perfect world


If you do nothing, everything comes about naturally.

If you are not happy about the world (=your hologram), it is you who has to change, not the world.

The bigger it looks, the smaller it is in your hologram.

The closer, the more important.

Who is the closest to you?

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