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Tao Te Ching Chapter 51-7
By itself
No one has given

them a title or

something, but it

always so comes

about by itself.

(Ch.51)


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Today we have a

Kanreisu (a bar / spring) of Tao and

Zen.


You project your hologram, but you are not responsible for it.


We think the society or the world exists outside you, but in fact it exists inside you.


You project your hologram.


But the one who projects it is part of the hologram itself.


In Zen Buddhism, they say:


"是什麼物恁麼来 [ze inmo butsu inmo rai]


Where on earth did this «what on earth» thing come from?"


In your hologram, everything "comes about by itself".


It is 自然 [ji nen].


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 51-8
Character
Tao gives birth to

this, raises this,

leads this, takes care

of this, gives this a

shape, gives this a

character, feeds this,

and covers this.

(Ch.51)


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In this context, "this"

means your own self and the hologram.


So, Today's Tao sentence is paraphrased as:


"Tao gives birth to your own self and the hologram.


Tao raises your own self and the hologram.


(This is your life.)


Tao leads your own self and the hologram.


(So, don't worry.)


Tao takes care of your own self and the hologram(, which is the

world).


Tao gives your own self and the world a shape.


(True You are not your own self.)


And Tao gives you a character.


(So, you are not responsible for who you are.)"


Naoto Matsumoto adds:


Tao feeds its energy to the hologram.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 51-9
Possession
Give birth, but don't

possess it. (Ch.51)


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You give birth to the

world, which is your

hologram.


But you don't possess

it.


Therefore, you cannot control it.


Therefore, you are not responsible for it.


No one is responsible for it.


The world is:


"是什麼物恁麼来 [ze inmo butsu inmo rai]"


It's like clouds.


We don't have to know where it comes from.


What a relief!


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 51-10
Don’t rely
Let it work, but don't rely on it. (Ch. 51)


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Leave the world alone.


The world is your

hologram.


In fact, it is working as

you like.


Don't rely on your hologram.


It will not give you any preferential treatment.


Don't be attached to it.


"I hate this world because it doesn't treat me right."


Well, why don't we stop using "I, my, me, mine".


Because Self is an illusion.


It only exists in your hologram.


Let's use the word "one" instead.


This is a nice approach to accept No Self 無我 [mu ga / wu-wo] in

Zen.


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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.

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.

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Q: "I am desperate. I need some solutions right away."


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 51-11
No subject
Be the chief, but don't

control it. (Ch. 51)


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"Although you project

your hologram in the

mind, you should not

try to control it."


"Although you create

your hologram, you are

not responsible for it."


"True You are not your own self."


Aren't these expressions confusing?


Yes, they are. It is because of the word "you".


"Self" does not exist, which is part of the basis of Zen.


Therefore, Zen and Tao should be discussed without using "I" or

"You".


Let's think in a language that does not require a subject.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 51-12
Dark Depth Attainment
It is called the

attainment of Dark

Depth. (Ch.51)


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It is called Dark Depth

Attainment.


Let's review Dark

Depth Attainment.


1. You give birth to the world, which is your hologram. But you do not possess it.


2. Let it work by itself. Don't be attached to its outcome.


3. Remember that you are Tao. Nevertheless, do not dare try to control your hologram.


A useful tip.


To attain Dark Depth, compose your English sentence, always using

"one" as its subject, instead of "he", "she", "you", or "I".


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