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Tao Te Ching Chapter 77-5
Lack and Supply
It supplies what is lacking. (Ch.77)

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Is life hard?

No, not at all.

Tao gives you what you need.

That is to say, if you don't have something, it is because you don't need it.

Some might say:

"But we need food and clothes!".

Then, I want them to listen to what Zen Master Dogen said:

"If you practice Tao sincerely, they will come into being naturally."


(«Shobogenzo Zuimonki 正法眼蔵随聞記», Book 4 巻四 第九節)

The world is the hologram you project.

You know what you need.

So, what you need is the faith in yourself, who is Tao.

If you are lacking in faith, don't worry.

Tao will supply faith to you.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 77-6
Nirvana / Reduced excess and Supplied lack
Heaven's Tao reduces excess and supplies what it lacking. (Ch.77)

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A: "Give us food. Give us clothes. Save us, Master Bonbon!"

B: "Give us money first. We will invest it on the financial market. Then, the profit will save you."

Please trust yourself.

Trust Tao.

"Heaven" means your hologram.

"Heaven's Tao" signifies the the presence of Tao inside all the bits and pieces of your hologram.

Tao's nature of manifestation is called Hossho 法性 in Buddhism.

This world is your Nirvana.

Don't try to look for a better place somewhere over the rainbow.

Your holographic world is perfect.

Stop saying silly things like: "We have to improve this world".

Instead, thank the world for being as it is, and Tao will take care of the rest, by reducing excess and supplying what is lacking.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 77-7
Man’s self
Man's Tao is not like that. (Ch.77)

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Here, Lao Tzu says:

"Man's Tao is not like Heaven's Tao".

As we discussed in the previous entry, "Heaven's Tao" signifies Tao's nature of manifestation in each hologram.

What is "Man's Tao", then?

"Man" suggests the so-called individual "self", which does not exist. (☞As for non-existence of self 無我 [mu ga], visit Know yourself 72-4. There are a few links to the related articles. See also Chapter 33 Self and Chapter 7 No self)

What happens after the end of one's self, that is to say, the end of one's life?

His soul goes up to somewhere?

Or, it re-integrates itself with Tao?

No. I am sorry.

It is not like that.

You are Tao, so you are never separated from Tao.

Like a frame in a movie, Tao flashes a hologram every moment.

"Life" is a name given to the sequence of innumerable holograms.

The end of another person's life is a backdrop of your hologram asking you to emit more Love (=Tao).

A self does not exist, so how can one's life exist independently!

不生不滅 [fusho fumetsu]

No life. No end of life.


Time does not exist in Tao, so all the holograms are created simultaneously.

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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 77-8
Rich man’s excess
It reduces what is already lacking and gives it to those who have excess. (Ch.77)

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A: "I am rich, but I wanna be richer. What do I have to do, Master Bonbon?"

B: "Donate your money to our organization. The more you donate, the richer you get."

A: "Don't be stupid, Master Bonbon. The more I donate, the richer YOU get."

Some people say:

"He is excessively rich. He's got to use his money to save the world!"

All right, all right.

I understand, but let Tao do its job of "bending the bow". (☞See Bend a bow 77-1)

The more upset you are, the more resistance you create.

Especially, be careful of the media.

No matter what they say, they are asking you only one thing.

They are asking you to emit more Love as the other elements in your hologram do.

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