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Tao Te Ching Chapter 60-1
Boil fish
Governing a big country is like boiling a little fish. (Ch.60)


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A: "Master Bonbon, I am the president of a big country. What do I have to do to govern my country?"


B: "Boil your little fish."


Well said.


Well said, Master Bonbon.


But this gentleman is a president not a cook.


When you govern a big country, you treat it as if you were boiling a little fish.


What does it mean by "like boiling a little fish"?


If you stir the fish with a spoon, you may spoil it.


Therefore, if you govern a country, you do not meddle or intervene.


But, remember?


"A country" signifies your hologram.


So, the Today's Tao sentence means:


"Do not try to control your hologram".


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 60-2
Demons are not gods
If you use Tao to approach the world under the sky, its demons are not gods. (Ch.60)


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"The world under the sky" means your hologram.


So, use Tao to approach your hologram.


In other words, approach it by knowing that true You are Tao and the world is your hologram and a catalyst.


You are the one who projects it, so how can "the demons" in it have control over you like "gods"?


Every time you see something evil like "a demon", remember that it is just a catalyst.


However horrifying it looks, you know why it is there.


It is asking you to send more Love.


Don't be afraid, and be kind enough not to judge the demon.



[Note]


According to Osamu Kanaya, The Kanji / Chinese character 鬼 [oni / ki / guĭ] originally signifies the souls of the dead, which is translated as demons here.


He also points out that 不神 [kami ni arazu / bù shén] , whose characters literally mean "no / god" respectively, signifies the incapability of exercising the spiritual power to cast a curse or castigate someone.


(«Roshi 老子»)


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 60-3
Gods hurt no people
It is not only that the demons are not gods, but that its gods don't hurt people. (Ch.60)


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"Multinational companies are controlling all the aspects of the world."


"My parents have been controlling me all my life."


I understand the feelings of the people who want to complain, but as we all know it is not a solution.


I say:


"Tao projects the hologram (=the world, =your life)." and "You project your hologram."


(Both are the same because true You are Tao.)


Nevertheless, nothing controls any.


Everything just comes and goes.


That's why Zen Buddhists use the concept of Inmo 恁麼, which means «what on earth», or it/thus.


Something "evil" doesn't have control over you.


Something that you think has control over you doesn't dictate to you, either.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 60-4
Sage hurt no people
It is not only that the gods don't hurt

people, but the sage doesn't hurt the

people, either.

(Ch. 60)


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"Gods", who are seemingly controlling the others, do not control the hologram.


"The sage", which means you, does not control the hologram, either.


You are not responsible for anything.


How can you be!


This is «Inmo 恁麼» in Zen Buddhism.


"是什麼物恁麼来


[ze inmo butsu inmo rai]


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


I hope you can accept this concept.


It is not only that something that you think has control over you

doesn't dictate to you, but that your own Self doesn't control you,

either.


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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 60-5
None hurt
The two don't hurt each other. (Ch. 60)


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The two are "your own self under your control / Jiko 自己" and "your own self beyond your control / Tako 他己". (☞See aslo Chapter 7 No Self and Chapter 33 Self)


They don't hurt each other.


Nothing in your hologram interfere others.


Cause and result do not exist there because each hologram is one catalyst.


The sole objective is to stimulate you.


The hologram, or the catalyst, comes as a package, stimulates you, and goes away.


Inside the catalyst, there is neither interference nor interaction.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 60-6
Returns to each other
Hence, the attainment returns to each other. (Ch.60)


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There are two key

concepts of Taoism

here.


One is "each other"

and the other is

"return".


"Each other" suggests the two elements: Tao and a hologram, or the creator and the created, which can be regarded as "the stimulated and the stimulating".


"Return" is the principle of the Tao / hologram cycle.


Tao creates a hologram (=the world).


The hologram stimulates Tao.


The hologram returns to Tao.


Tao creates another hologram.


Please remember.


True You are Tao.


Therefore, you project one world.


The world stimulates you.


You accept the world with love (=Tao).


You project another world with more love.


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