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Tao Te Ching Chapter 59-5
Cycle’s end
If you can beat any, you won't see the

end of this cycle.

(Ch.59)


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You can beat any

because you don't

judge, because you know it is your

hologram.


You also know that the hologram is a catalyst.


The catalyst is there to stimulate you.


But, what does "to stimulate you" mean?


It means "to stimulate the cycle of the energy".


You are, in fact, the cycle of the energy.


The cycle keeps on turning forever because time doesn't exist in

Tao.


Time exists only in your mind.


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Sometimes, it is ridiculous. Rarely, it is offensive. Often, it is cute. Mostly, the translator's painstaking is admirable. The translation of a title makes its native-speakers wonder or sometimes laugh. Probably not so much between two Indo-European languages, but it is often the case with an English title for a Japanese classic. One should respect the effort to translate it correctly in terms of signification, but for the people who keep a primitive affection towards the sound of a word the title seems too highly conceptual. It makes them imagine a Sumo wrestler in a tuxedo. Yagyu, Munenori's «The Life-giving Sword» is part of «Heiho Kadensho 兵法家伝書» and called «Katsu jin ken 活人剣» in Japanese. This English translation includes the entire book of the former. Zen Master Takuan's «The Unfettered Mind» is called «Fudochi Shinmyoroku 不動智神妙録». Both English titles are very good. Three cheers for the translators!

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 59-6
Never-ending cycle
If you don't see the end of this cycle, you can keep the country. (Ch.59)


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A: "Master Bonbon, banks are bankrupt. Our country is collapsing. Do something for us!"


B: "Trust your bank managers and political leaders. Leave your

money in the stock market. Meditate and wish that stock prices will go up."


Remember?


When Lao Tzu says "the country", it means "your hologram".


Zen Master Fuyo Dokai 芙蓉道楷 (Fu-jung Tao-k'ai) called it "blue mountains".


He said:


"Blue mountains walk constantly. 青山常運歩"


(正法眼蔵「山水経」より)


This is the Tao / hologram cycle.


It is Hokke ten hokke 法華転法華: Buddha's manifestation turns Buddha's manifestation (=Tenborin 転法輪).


This cycle of the manifestation of Love will never stop.


Don't worry.


従来の転いまもさらにやむことなし


In the chapter of Hokke ten hokke in «Shobogenzo», Master Dogen guarantees you that the spin of this cycle has never stopped nor will stop.


You know why?


Because you are the cycle.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 59-7
Forever
If you have the

mother of the country, you can last forever. (Ch.59)


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What does "the country" mean here?


As always "the country" means "your

hologram".


Then, what does "the mother of the country" mean?


It means "the origin of your hologram", which is Tao.


Tao lasts forever.


So do you because true You are Tao.


Zen Master Dogen summarizes this:


"The big Tao is Juki." 大道は授記なり。


(Juki 授記 literally signifies "to distinguish" or "to predict".  The kanji / Chinese character 授 [ju] means: to bestow, to grant, to teach, to instruct; 記 [ki]: a record, a description, a history, annals.)


"This Juki is 'Life and death comes and goes'. 授記これ生死去来な

り。


This Juki is 'ten nooks and crannies of the whole world'." 授記これ尽十方界なり。


"Juki is the realization of Self; 授記は自己を現成せり。


Juki is the realized Self." 授記これ現成の自己なり。


Dogen also tells us not to think like others that Juki will take place after we have completed our self-mortification. よのつねに思うには、修行功満して作仏決定するとき授記すべしと学しきたるといえども,仏道はしかにはあらず。


(Juki 授記, «Shobogenzo»)


Life and death, the world, and your own self are part of the hologram.


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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 59-8
Live eternally
This is called Tao of "deep roots and firm roots, and living and seeing the eternity". (Ch.59)


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All the objects in your hologram are deeply rooted in Tao.


All the phenomena in the world are firmly rooted in Tao.


All of them are the manifestation of Tao.


Life has nothing to do with death, says Master Dogen 道元禅師, whose name means "the root 元 of Tao 道".


「生の死になるといはざる」


(Genjokoan 現成公案, «Shobogenzo»)


Life is part of the hologram, which is an illusion.


Therefore, Zen Buddhists say:


"No life." 不生 [fusho]


The end of life is part of the hologram, which is an illusion.


Therefore, they say:


"No end of life." 不滅 [fumetsu]


Holograms come and go, but true You are Tao.


In Tao, there is no time.


Time is just a parameter in your mind.


Inside the sphere where time doesn't exist, how can a thing be

ephemeral!


It has to be eternal.


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