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Tao Te Ching Chapter 65-5
Rules of Tao
Both of them are rules. (Ch.65)

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Don't try to control your hologram, which is what you call "the world".

Don't control it especially by intelligence.

It is the rule to follow if you want to be one with Tao.

But wait a minute!

True You are Tao.

You are one with Tao from the beginning.

If so, you don't have to make a particular effort to follow the rule.

You are following it.

You are not using intelligence.

You are not trying to control your hologram.

That's it. That's the point.

No matter how much you think otherwise, you have neither intelligence nor desire of control.

Don't worry.

You are perfectly integrated with Tao.

So, do nothing.

Just accept your hologram.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 65-6
Miracle rule
Knowing these rules is called Dark Depth Attainment. (Ch.65)

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A: "Master Bonbon, I wanna know the rules of magic Tao. 'Dark Deep Attachment', you call?"

B: "Dark Depth Attainment, idiot! Gentoku 玄徳/得 the Dark Depth Attainment! This oriental mystic, magical, enigmatic power rules the world."

Master Bonbon, stop pretending to be an exotic mystic. You are fooling yourself.

Besides, Dark Depth Attainment is not the attainment of a magical power.

Or rather, everyday life is a miracle if you are looking for one.

Zen Master Dogen expresses it as:

"Miracle is the tea and rice of a Buddhist".


(Jinzu 神通, «Shobogenzo»)

Everything that takes place in your hologram is a miracle.

Therefore, all the stories about miracle are true because you are the one who projects them.

Forget your intelligence.

Then, you will see that every moment is a miracle.

This is the rule of miracle.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 65-7
Miracle attainment
Dark Depth Attainment is deep and far! (Ch.65)

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Dark Depth Attainment is everyday life.

It is nothing magical.

That's exactly why it is deep and far.

Dark Depth, which is Tao, reaches the deepest bottom, the farthest place, and everywhere.

Every moment of life is a miracle.

Your hologram is the miracle.

Zen Master Dogen would say:

"If it is not a painted rice-cake, you cannot eat it."

(☞See Painted rice-cake / Empty granary 53-5 A painted rice-cake: 画餅 [gabyo / gabei])

If it is not a miracle, we cannot eat it.

Eating food is a miracle.

Going to the bathroom is a miracle.

Your body is a hologram and miracle.

It is the closest manifestation of Buddha's love.

That's why Dogen insists on keeping our bodies clean. (Senjo 洗浄 and Senmen 洗面, «Shobogenzo»)

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 65-8
Return to Tao
You return to Tao with things. (Ch.65)

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There are two key functions here.

1. "Return".

The word indicates the energy cycle.

This cycle is Tao, therefore, true You.

Everything returns to Tao.

This is Big Natural Flow, that is to say, Tao's perfect integration 大順 [taijun]. (☞See Chuang Tzu's teachings 42-8)

2. "With things".

The word "things" suggests a hologram.

The key is the preposition "with".

This implies a hologram's function as a catalyst.

Your mind and body are part of your hologram along with mountains, rivers, flowers, and stars, in short, with all other elements of what you see (and you cannot see).

All of them return to the neutral state of Tao (=the state before your hologram is projected, =Bumo misho izen).

What we call "one life" is the emission and return of a hologram.

But, remember there is no time in Tao.

The moment something begins, it ends.

The moment something ends, it begins.

No life, no end of life.

不生不滅 [fusho fumetsu].

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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 65-9
Perfect integration
After that, you will reach Tao's perfect integration. (Ch.65)

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Let's review Tao's perfect integration, or Big Natural Flow 大順 [tai jun], step by step.

1. You abandon analysis and intelligence.

2. You accept all, that is, all of your hologram while emitting the fundamental energy Tao (=Love).

3. The hologram finishes its role as a catalyst.

4. The hologram, including your own self and other beings, "return" to Tao and gets "re-integrated".

5. Your own self doesn't exist any more. (You remember that your own self does not exist as an independent entity from the beginning.)

This is "your" perfect integration with Tao.

In other words, you have attained Dark Depth.

It is Dark Depth Attainment 玄徳/得 [gen toku].


The moment a phase finishes, another one begins.

There is no end.

Besides, time doesn't exist in Tao.

The multiple phases take place simultaneously.

Then, what can you do really?

Don't worry.

That's why they say: "Do nothing".

Just remember that you are totally integrated with Tao all the time.

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