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Tao Te Ching Chapter 52-6
Opened holes
If you open its holes

and do its jobs, you

will never be saved.

(Ch.52)


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Let's do as Nikko's three monkeys do.


See nothing.


Hear nothing.


Say nothing.


Not only something evil, but also something "right".


Don't listen to those righteous people.


Don't watch TV.


Don't pay attention to the outside world because it is just your inside world.


If you do so, you will never be saved, says Lao Tzu.


What is the salvation here?


It is to remember that true You are Tao which creates the hologram (=the world).


If you open your holes, it gets more difficult for you to remember it.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 52-7
See the small
Seeing the small is

called enlightenment.

(Ch.52)


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The small thing, or the

minute being, is Tao.


It is too small to see.


Tao is invisible.


Seeing it means understanding the mechanism of Tao's cycle.


You accept your hologram, which is the world, and receive Tao the

energy through it.


By doing it with Love and gratitude, you emit the energy while you

are creating another hologram.


A cycle is completed.


It is Satori, or enlightenment. (☞ See also Satori 16-9)


In Zen Buddhism, they say:


"Great Satori is like making Buddha."


(Daigo 大悟, «Shobogenzo»)


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 52-8
Strength
Defending the soft

is called strength.

(Ch.52)


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A: "Master Bonbon,

I want to be strong. What can I do?

Is exercise enough?

Or, do I have to buy a Mandala sheet from

Japan and meditate for thirty years?"


B: "Give our organization money, and we will send you strong

steroids."


In this context "defend" means "be with", or "be in the condition of".


Therefore, Lao Tzu wants to say:


"When you are soft, you are strong."


It is like water.


Something soft is very close to Tao.


If you are like Tao, you are strong.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 52-9
The light
Use its light. Return

to its enlightenment.

Then, your body's

bad luck will

disappear. (Ch. 52)


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"Light" is Love, Tao,

Buddha, Zen, Amida,

Absolute, or whatever you would like to call

the fundamental energy.


Through the objects you see, the acts you do, and the thoughts you

bear, you receive the light.


When you receive the light, you should return it to its origin.


But how?


Well, you do nothing.


Because life itself is Satori, or enlightenment.


Don't be terrified by "Your body's bad luck".


All disasters and misfortunes are your hologram projected by you.


You are always safe because true You are Tao.


You are just in the state of being lost, Mayoi.


The disasters and misfortunes are catalysts to stimulate you to emit

more love.


Remember Mayoi is not an antonym of Satori.


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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 52-10
Enlightenment
This is called

entering

enlightenment.

(Ch. 52)


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In the original text, the

Kanji / Chinese

character 常 [jo], which

means constancy, is

used to express "enlightenment".


In Chapter 16, Lao Tzu says:


"Going back to the destiny is called constancy. Learning constancy is

called enlightenment."


Through the world, which is your hologram, you receive the

fundamental energy Love, or Tao.


Then, you emit the energy while loving and creating the world.


This "act" is called Satori, or enlightenment.


Understanding and using this cycle is called "entering

enlightenment".


Entering the state is easy because you are constantly living Satori

and don't have to do anything to get there. (☞ See Enter enlightenment 27-8)


Just don't forget it.


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