Tao by Matsumoto

Chapter 11

Thirty spokes, one hub



Imagine you are in the middle of a movie house where they project

images 360° around you.

Thanks to this hologram, you can perceive the world.

You think things are tangible.

But, without a holographic image created by your brains, you cannot

feel the sensation of touching them.

You think spaces are empty.

But, no space is free of any magnetic field.

Without energies, the world cannot be sustained.

In conclusion, material beings are, in fact, illusion. But the illusion is

important because it functions as a catalyst. It stimulates us to emit

more of the fundamental energy Tao. Thanks to the energy, material

beings are projected.


Masaru Emoto was born in

Yokohama, Japan, in 1943. He is

one of the underrated Japanese

giants in his own country along

with late Masanobu Fukuoka

Zen master Ikkyu, the

supposedly author of the original,

could be a Punk rock star and

Zen preacher like Mr Brad

Warner if he lived now.

Warner-san was born in Akron,

Ohio, USA, in 1964.

  [Related Articles]

-Chapter 2a Yin Yang circle. The cycling and re-cycling of the

fundamental energy Tao is called Yin Yang circle. Be careful. They

are one, not two different entities.

-Chapter 5b What's a hologram. Read about Chuang tzu's excellent

metaphor of holography. It is about the frog in a well.

-Chapter 29 A god's vessel. The Kanji / Chinese character 器 [ki /

utsuwa / qì] signifies a few things: a vessel, a tool, and the capacity

of a person among others. In this Chapter 11 Thirty spokes one hub, it is translated as a cup. In Chapter 29 A god's vessel, a vessel.

-Chapter 80 Small country. In Chapter 80 Small Country, the

character 器 is also translated as a vessel, which symbolizes a


-Taoism videos / Chapter 11 1-7 Yaodong

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  11-2 Wheel
  11-3 Clay
  11-4 Cup
  11-5 Doors and windows
  11-6 Room
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Hermann Hesse's «Beneath the Wheel» was written in 1906, and is highly recommended to understand Eastern philosophies with a Western mind, along with his «Siddhartha» written in 1922.

Miyamoto Musashi's «A Book of Five Rings» is supposed to have been written about 1645. The long period of domestic warfare had ended and the peaceful era of 230 years had already started.  宮本武蔵「五輪の書」