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Tao Te Ching Chapter 63-10
Don’t try
Therefore, the sage never tries to do big things. Because of this, he often does them. (Ch.63)


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A severe Zen master might say:


"Don't be stupid.


Don't try to change the world.


It's your hologram.


Don't be fooled by the illusion.


Don't look down on it, either.


It is the manifestation of Buddha's love.


Accept the love with respect.


Then, it is your turn to create Buddha's love."


Lao Tzu may be a little less demanding.


He doesn't mind if you change the world, or your own hologram.


He even tells us how.


"Don't do big things", he says.


The things will be done without your trying to do them.


This attitude of doing nothing is called Dark Depth Female, 玄牝 [gen

pi].


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 63-11
Casual promises
Casual promises surely lack faith.

(Ch.63)


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What does Lao Tzu mean by "faith"?


Faith in what?


He asks us to have the faith in Tao's mechanism.


Do you believe in the cycle of energy between you and non-you?


Yin and Yang are the symbolic names for the sending end and the receiving end of the energy.


It doesn't matter which is which.


From another point of view, it is the reciprocal creation of your own self and the hologram.


The word "promises" should be interpreted as expressing one's opinion.


Don't you speak too much to convince others?


In Zen Buddhism, they say 不戯論 [fu ke ron], which means:


"Don't argue casually".


If you speak too much, it shows that you do not have much faith in "Do nothing".


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 63-12
Easy origin
Many easy things must be the origin of many difficulties.

(Ch.63)


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Is it difficult, your life?


Is this world complicated?


Do you think it is because you have underestimated the potential difficulty of an easy thing?


Well, if so, please remember that Lao Tzu and Zen will never ever stop encouraging you to live happily.


If your life seems complicated, please remember that it is just a hologram you project.


Once you accept this, things are gonna be simple and easy.


Difficulties, as well as easy piece-of-cake things, exist to give you opportunities to emit more love, which is another name of the fundamental energy Tao.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 63-13
Everything as difficult
Therefore, the sage regards everything as difficult. (Ch. 63)


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Wait a minute before you think everything is difficult.


Lao Tzu will never say that!


On the contrary, he is showing us how to make everything easy.


Let's use the simple mechanism of Tao.


Let's use Reverse Thinking.


Difficulty is the origin of easiness;


easiness is the origin of difficulty.


If you regard things as easy, they will be difficult.


If you regard things as difficult, they will be easy.


Or, there is a much simpler way.


Why don't we say:


"Everything is a catalyst"?


There are neither easy catalysts nor difficult catalysts, right?


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Need help?


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A: Why don't you think the other way round?

Reverse Thinking


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A: Before you invest a hefty sum of money on your appearance, there are a few things to think about.

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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.

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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 63-14
Nothing is difficult
So, after all, nothing is difficult to him. (Ch. 63)


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From the beginning, nothing is difficult to anyone.


Because everything is a catalyst.


Or, you can call it a prayer as Zen Buddhists do.


Don't say either "difficult" nor "easy".


Don't judge.


Everything is sending you the same messages:


1. "Accept me."


2. "Love me."


All you have to do is to accept and love all.


That is how you make everything "easy".


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