Tao by Matsumoto

Chapter 10

Magic words

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  10-1 Body soul & Spirit soul
  10-2 Body, Spirit, Tao.
  10-3 Supple
  10-4 Like a baby
  10-5 Mirror of Dark Depth
  10-6 Blemish
  10-7 Love people
  10-8 Heaven's gate
  10-9 Four corners
  10-10 Raise it
  10-11 Don't possess it
  10-12 Let it work
  10-13 Don't control it
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  [Tao Te Ching Chapter 10]  Magic words / English translation

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Can you make the body soul and the spirit soul embrace Tao?

And can you make them keep it with them?

Can you concentrate energy and be supple?

And can you be like a baby?

Can you clean the mirror of Dark Depth?

And can you leave it with no blemish?

Can you love people or govern a state without acting?

Heaven's gate opens and closes. Can you act female?

You know all four corners clearly. Are you capable of not knowing anything?

Give birth to it. Raise it.

Give birth, but don't possess it.

Let it work, but don't rely on it.

Be the chief, but don't control it.

It is called the attainment of Dark Depth.



Forget the separation between your mind and body.

Remember you are Tao. Don't forget it.

Don't waste your fundamental energy by creating resistance.

Be supple.

Be like a baby.

Keep off your hologram.

Don't interfere in your hologram directly.

Love all. Your love can change everything without acting.

Get out of your hologram. Play in your hologram.

Be passive.

Space is illusory. So is time.

Have no knowledge.

Change your hologram by changing your thoughts.

Don't think your hologram is yours.

Let Tao do its work. Don't try to make Tao work for your own benefit.

Tao is always with you. Don't control it.

In fact, you are always controlling Tao without trying to control it.

Remembering this fact is called the attainment of Dark Depth.

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-10a Body soul & Spirit soul. Mind and body, are they really different? Where does one end and the other begin? When did we start thinking like this? To the eyes of some extraterrestrials, human beings look very odd a species. Even some oriental mystic masters, who seem to know all, are strange to say that mind and body are separated. What does Lao Tzu say about this?

-10b Mirror of Dark Depth. "Mirror" is one of Zen monks' favorite metaphors. Lao Tzu associate it with Tao to explain the concept of holography. It is advised to read Dark Depth first to understand this article better.

-10c Caution! You & Hologram. This is very important. Don't think lightly of your hologram. Don't think Taoism and Zen are nihilistic. They are quite positive and active no matter how much they seem otherwise.

-10d Heaven's gate opens / closes. Heaven is your playground. Play there as much as you want. Have plenty of fun there. "Where it the heaven?", you may want to ask. Lao Tzu and Zen masters answer "it is not somewhere far. It is right here".

-10e Dark Depth Female. "Be female." is the way to be one with Tao. It has nothing to do with men being effeminate. It is a powerful attitude to change your world. See also Dark Depth.

-10f Dark Depth Attainment. If heaven's gate opens and closes right now right here, where is hell then? The answer is the same. "It can be right here and right now." Reading Dark Depth prior to this article is recommended though the important explanations are repeated here.

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