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Tao Te Ching Chapter 67-1
Idiot
Everyone in the world under the sky says that I am Big and resemble an idiot who doesn't look like his parents. (Ch.67)


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Everyone in the world under the sky, including "parents" or whoever, is part of your hologram.


When you talk about Tao, people must laugh at you, saying like:


"All right, all right. You are Tao. You are the sage. I know. I know. I am sick and tired of hearing that I have got to love others. Listen. I don't want to patronize you, but your stories about Tao are bizarre. You speak like an idiot. Look at your family. Your parents, brothers, and sisters are quite normal. You are a black sheep in the family."


Lao Tzu is saying that other people should react like that.


You "resemble an idiot".


You are not like your parents, who are part of the hologram.


The holograms are also called prayers, which are telling you that true You are Tao. (☞About Big = Tao, see Chapter 25 Manifestation)


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Let's Check the years of their births. Lao Tzu in the 6th century BC (although some suspect that Lao Tzu might have been a name for the collection of wisdom in ancient China). Dogen in 1200. Ikkyu in 1394. Takuan in 1573. Takuan Soho was nine years junior to William Shakespeare. If you need ready-to-use practical ideas from Tao Te Ching, Takuan's commentaries on the right (the English translation of «Roshi kowa 老子講話») is useful to you. They are easy to understand and not far-fetched at all to the "modern" mind.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 67-2
Parents
Simply I am Big, so I resemble an idiot who doesn't look like his parents. (Ch.67)


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Big is a nickname of Tao. (☞See Chapter 25 Manifestation and Big 25-9)


Then, what is "an idiot who doesn't look like his parents"?


Please do not mix this expression with Bumo misho izen: before the father and the mother are born.


This expression is the translation of the Kanji / Chinese characters 不肖 [fusho].


It means an idiot, but the two characters originally signified "not to resemble the parents" (Osamu Kanaya, «Roshi 老子», Kodansha Gakujutsu Bunko)


This sentence means:


"Simply true You are Tao, so you resemble an idiot who does not look like others in your hologram".


Don't be intelligent, and you will remember Tao is true You.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 67-3
Ordinary?
If I were ordinary and looked like my parents, I would long have been small.

(Ch.67)


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You are special because true You are Tao.


Be courageous to say:


天上天下唯我独尊


[tenjo tenge yuiga doku son]


"Above heave, below heaven, I am the only respectable being".


The baby Buddha said this when he was born.


This baby Buddha is you.


Don't try to be "ordinary" like others.


If you try to be ordinary, you will be stuck in your hologram.


This is the state of being "small".


You will be stuck in your "small" self, or mind, or body.


Aren't you thinking that you are a "small" part of the world?


No. You are the biggest and most respectable of all because you are the one who projects it.


How can you be ordinary!


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 67-4
Three treasures
I have got three treasures. (Ch.67)


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To be one with Tao, or to remember that true You are Tao, you have got three useful ways.


1. Send Love.


2. Don't waste any.


3. Don't try to be the first. / Try not to be the first.


First, you receive and send Love, which is the fundamental energy Tao.


Second, you should respect all the elements in your hologram.


All of them, the seemingly good and the seemingly bad alike, exist to stimulate you as catalysts.


So, don't waste them.


Third, you don't need to try to be "the first" because you are "the only respectable being". (☞See Ordinary? 67-3)


These three ways will be discussed one by one later.


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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


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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 67-5
Protect the treasures
I keep and protect them. (Ch.67)


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You've got to keep and protect the three treasures, or the three important ways.


1. Send Love.


2. Don't waste any.


3. Don't try to be the first. / Try not to be the first.


How can you keep them?


It's easy.


Do nothing.


Do nothing?


Right.


Do nothing.


In fact, whether you are aware or not, you are practicing them all the time.


Your acts are part of your hologram.


So, whatever you do, you are sending Love.


You can never waste any of your hologram.


You are already the first without trying.


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