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Tao Te Ching Chapter 70-1
Easy Tao
It is very easy to understand what I am saying. It is very easy to practice. (Ch.70)


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Who said it is difficult

to understand Tao Te

Ching?


Is it truly difficult to practice Taoism?


Please listen to what Lao Tzu is saying here.


Tao is easy to understand and practice.


Then, why do people say contrarily?


It seems that the biggest obstacle is the self.


To understand the mechanism of Tao and its hologram, you have to accept your own self as a part of the hologram as if "you" are an actor in a film projected on the screen.


But don't worry about it too much.


Whether you are aware of it or not, you are emitting Tao's energy

(=Love).


That's why we say:


"Do nothing".


It is easy, isn't it?


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Buddha of Infinite Light is also called Amida or Amitābha. "Na mu Amida Butsu". Just call his name, and he will be always there for you. In fact, he is always there for all of us. He is the amazing power source of Tariki. This Other-power lights up all. A life is a process to learn Jiriki / Self-power is the same as Tariki. It is not surprising at all that Zen specialist Daisetz Suzuki was not only a Zen specialist. He was interested in Tariki of Shin Buddhism.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 70-2
Comprehension and Practice
There is no one in the world under the sky who can comprehend it. No one can practice it. (Ch.70)


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Have you ever tried to explain to others how Tao works?


Did they comprehend it?


Even if they didn't, don't get disappointed.


No one in your hologram (="the world under the sky") comprehends

it.


Why don't you think that they are actors projected in your mind?


What they say is an echo of your mind, so to speak.


So, if you doubt Tao, they doubt it, too.


But remember?


Your mind itself is part of the hologram.


It doesn't matter if you have doubts or not.


The important thing is that you practice Tao, in other words, you receive and send Love.


This is Satori.


The actors in the hologram cannot do it.


Only you can do it.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 70-3
Center and Actor
The words have got the center. The acts have got an actor. (Ch.70)


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Does it bother you if I say your thoughts don't belong to you?


Or, is it a big relief?


Your thoughts and the words, which are supposed to be generated by "your thoughts", are part of your hologram.


They are sort of "sound effects" for your holographic movie.


"Thirty spokes share one hub", says Lao Tzu in Chapter 11. (☞See 30 spokes 11-1)


"Thirty spokes" are beams of light, sort of.


The hub, or the center, is the projector of the 360-degree movie.


In other words, the center is Tao.


All the acts you see are played by holographic actors in order to stimulate true You.


True You are the projector in the center, but you are not responsible for the content of the movie.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 70-4
They know nothing
They simply know nothing. That's why they don't know me. (Ch.70)


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People in your hologram don't think.


That's why we cannot hear what they are thinking.


They don't know anything.


They don't need to.


They are just a catalyst to stimulate Tao (=true You) to circulate

itself.


They don't know you are Tao.


They don't even know that they are part of your hologram.


But you must not laugh at them.


Because probably your own self does not know that it is a hologram, either.


Do you know who you are?


All right. Let's make it clear.


True You are Tao.


Your own self is a hologram.


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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 70-5
Precious one
The fewer people know me, the more precious I am. (Ch.70)


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Why can't you see your face?


Because you don't have a face.


What?


But you can see it on the mirror!


No, it is not your true face.


It is just an image in the mirror.


Do you know who you are?


You are the most precious one, or "the only respectable being"

as the baby Buddha said. (☞See No boasting 22-11 and Ordinary? 67-3)


True You are the light that projects the holographic world.


As the actors in a film aren't interested in what kind of a projector they use at the movie theatre, people in your hologram don't care who is lighting them up.


Others don't know you are the Buddha of Infinite Light.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 70-6
Shabby clothes / Kesa (Kasaya)
That's why the sage wears shabby

clothes and hides a jewel beneath them. (Ch.70)


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Do you know a Kesa 袈裟, or a Kasaya?


Some call it a Zen robe as well.


Then, do you know it is also called excrement dust cloth, or Funzo-e 糞掃衣?


Can excrement dust cloth be silk?


Or, does it have to be "shabby clothes" authentically made by a certified monk as Master Bonbon insists in the No form 40-17 video?


Zen Master Dogen quotes the stories of the third patriarch Shonawashu 商那和修 (=Sanavasa) and Senbyaku bikuni 鮮白比丘尼 (=Rengeshiki bikuni, Uppalavannā 蓮華色比丘尼).


Their everyday clothes became their Kesa.


(Kesakudoku 袈裟功徳 , «Shobogenzo»)


It doesn't matter what material your "shabby clothes" or excrement dust cloth is.


Dogen also says:


"Once your superficial clothes are torn apart, Buddha's clothes

appear".


なんぢが布見やぶれてのち、仏衣見成すべきなり。


(Den'e 伝衣 , «Shobogenzo»)


It means that "shabby clothes" are your hologram and you find Tao "beneath them".


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Kesa, O-kesa, or Kasaya. Whatever you call it, it has to be excrement dust cloth. But watch out. If you intentionally choose shabby materials, you are still stuck in the "material" world. One just has to accept any cloth as his hologram.