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Tao Te Ching Chapter 81-1
Beautiful words
Trustworthy words are not beautiful. Beautiful words are not trustworthy.

(Ch.81)


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If you don't have time, please just check this chapter.


As Lao Tzu says, reading words is not very important.


The important thing is living.


Living is the most religious act of all.


There are three basic points.


1. The so-called world is a hologram and catalyst to keep Tao's energy circulating.


2. "Self" doesn't exist. "Self" is just a word given to one part of a hologram. (See also Chapter 7 No Self)


3. Words, including knowledge and thoughts, are part of a hologram.


What is living?


Living is turning the prayer wheel.


It is called Tenborin 転法輪 in Zen Buddhism. (See Tao's flower 38-14 and Kensho Jobutsu / No away 47-3)


It is receiving Tao's energy through a hologram and emitting Tao's energy while projecting a hologram.


On your face, it takes place.


It is called Menju 面授, Face transmission. (See Face Transmission / Menju / Beauty 80-8)


Beautiful words, such as logic, analysis, judgment, and justice among others, are obstacles that increase your resistance.


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Here it is. This is the «Tao Te Ching» translation that «Tao by Matsumoto» truly recommends. Unfortunately it seems that you have to be fairly lucky to purchase a copy in good condition. Chuang Chung-yuan's «Tao, a new way of thinking: A translation of the Tao te ching, with an introduction and commentaries (Harper colophon books ; CN 356)» was published in 1977. Ironically, the new copies of its Japanese translation are still available at the moment of writing. 老子の思想 (講談社学術文庫)/張 鐘元 (著) 上野 浩道 (翻訳) Roshi no Shiso (Kodansha Gakujutsu Bunko) / Chuang Chung-yuan (author), Hiromichi Ueno (translator), published in 1987.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 81-2
Good one
A good one doesn't talk. One who talks is not good. (Ch.81)


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The good one is Tao.


Tao doesn't talk because conversations only take place in a hologram.


Tao is not a hologram.


A hologram is a manifestation of Tao.


What is "good", and what is "evil"?


Jodo / Pure Land Buddhists Honen 法然 and Shinran 親鸞 told us «The Doctrine of Evil Persons as the Object of Salvation / Akunin shoki setsu 悪人正機説».


In Buddhism, Shoki 正機 signifies "the people qualified for salvation".


Sho 正, like the Sho of «Shobogenzo 正法眼蔵», means "authentic".


This Ki 機 here is not the same as Ki 気 of energy.


This Ki 機 means "a mechanism".


The two masters were telling us:


"Evil people are part of the authentic mechanism".


This mechanism is Shin 心, the Tao/hologram mechanism that stimulates us to emit more Love (=Tao).


There is neither good nor evil in Tao.


As Japanese philosopher Kitaro Nishida explains in his «A Study of Good», being good is learning that true You are Tao. (See No favoritism 79-4)


You don't need to judge any.


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Tao Te Ching Chapter 81-3
Not knowledgeable
One who knows is not knowledgeable.


A knowledgeable one doesn't know.


(Ch.81)


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In Chapter 1 The Gateway to Tao, Lao Tzu says:


"If you can talk about Tao, that Tao is not Tao itself."


(See Words are not good enough 1-1)


Talking, words, and knowledge.


Lao Tzu asks you to reduce them.


Knowledge, thoughts, feelings, and even the act of talking are part of a hologram.


They do not belong to you.


They just come from somewhere, stimulate Tao, and leave.


In Zen Buddhism, they express it as:


"是什麼物恁麼来


[ze inmo butsu inmo rai]


Where on earth did this «what on earth» thing come from?"


(See By itself 51-7)


We are a radio receiver.


Knowledge is a song transmitted via radio waves. (See Radio and knowing 71-2)


Don't be attached to knowledge and other parts of a hologram.


But don't despise them, either, because it is a precious manifestation of Tao, which is true You.


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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 81-4
Accumulate not
The sage doesn't accumulate. (Ch.81)


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In Chapter 48 Reduce and reduce, Lao Tzu says:


"When you study, you accumulate your knowledge everyday.


When you do Tao, you reduce everything every day." (See Reduce 48-1)


There are two important ways to look at reducing.


First, reduce your resistance. (See Chapter 78 Resistance)


Our raison d'être is to maximize the circulation of Tao's energy.


Accept everything as it is.


Be like water. (See Chapter 8 Be like water)


Use Dark Depth Female, 玄牝 [gen pi].


Second, reducing is increasing.


This is what Yin Yang circle is telling you.


In Chapter 36 Reverse way, Lao Tzu shows us some examples.


Stretch = Shrink


Weak = Strong


Decline = Prosperity


Give = Take


Why don't you use Reverse Thinking?


This is a good way to activate Dark Depth Female.


How?


The easiest example may be:


"Instead of thanking Tao for letting you live, live to thank Tao".



«Interesting videos worth watching»


-Reduce and reduce 48-2


-No increased life 55-12



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Shinran (1173 -1263) is the founder of Jodo Shin shu / Pure Land Shin school. Shinran's master was Honen. Yuien, one of Shinran's disciples, is supposed to be the author of «Tannisho».


Although Nishida was a close friend of Daisetz Suzuki, he was rather a philosopher than a Zen priest. Nishida is a bridge between the East and the West. Read his master piece «An Inquiry into Good» as the preparation for Zen Buddhism or Taoism.