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Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-13
Don’t stick
He doesn't stick to anything, so he doesn't lose anything. (Ch.64)


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In Chapter 29 A god’s vessel and this Chapter 64 Easy, Lao Tzu says:


"If you stick to it, you will lose it".


(☞See If you stick to it 29-4 and Stick and Lose 64-11)


Why do you "lose" something if you are attached to it?


Because it is fundamentally against the function of a hologram, which we sometimes call the world, life, or self.


The objective of a hologram is to stimulate Tao's energy to flow.


That's why constant change is very important.


If you are attached to something, you are refusing the change and blocking the natural flow of Tao.


Did you get it?


All right.


Then, let's go a step farther.


Can you really stick to something if you don't possess your own self?


No, you can't, right?


Attachment is also part of your hologram, Inmo butsu 什麼物 the what-on-earth thing.


We don't know where it has come from. (是什麼物恁麼来 [ze inmo butsu inmo rai])


If you don't have anything from the beginning, you cannot lose anything.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-14
Before completed
When people do a job, they always defeat it just before it's completed.

(Ch.64)


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Let's talk about a less ideal approach first.


Even if you cannot suppress a desire to profit from the world surrounding you, don't blame yourself.


Just don't try to act on the world, which is your hologram.


Do you try to change something even if you are happy about it?


No, right?


You try to change it because you are not happy.


This refusal of your hologram creates resistance.


It will block the natural flow of Tao "just before" the hologram comes to exist.


With a seemingly disfigured world, you get frustrated, and it will increase the resistance.


How can you profit from the situation!


Let's discuss another approach in the next video.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-15
Careful end
End it carefully as if you are starting it, and you will never defeat the job.

(Ch.64)


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Let's discuss a better approach than that of the video before this one.


End it as if you are starting it.


It is logical, isn't it?


Because the end is the beginning.


Tao does not have time, remember?


Time is just a parameter to reconstruct your hologram in the mind.


There is neither "before" nor "after".


What does this mean?


It means that you can never ever block Tao's energy.


You just THINK you do.


This imaginary resistance is the cause of suffering.


The suffering is just a catalyst.


Let's accept all, and love all.


That's how you profit from the world.


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A: No worries. Here is a practical method.

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A: No, it means "artist", literally. She is an artist of the Taoist way of living.

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A: It means "Do nothing" Corporation.

Tao Te Ching Chapter 64-16
Desire no desire
That's why the sage desires not to desire.

(Ch.64)


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A: "Master Bonbon, I still have got my desire. I cannot suppress my desire. Please help

me."


B: "Meditate for sixty years, and you will have no desire."


A: "I did, Master Bonbon. I have meditated for sixty years. I am eighty years old now. But I cannot suppress my desire yet."


B: "Contact our sales division and buy the special amulet to get rid of your desire."


Master Bonbon, stop saying things like that.


One is suppose to have "no desire".


Desire is part of your own self.


The self is part of your hologram.


Holograms do not exist in reality.


In conclusion, desire does not belong to you from the beginning.


It is a catalyst like feelings, thoughts, mountains, rivers, clouds, and

flowers.


"Desiring not to desire" means "accepting that there is no desire".


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