Tao by Matsumoto

Chapter 30


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  30-1 Force by soldiers
  30-2 Tao likes to return
  30-3 Brambles
  30-4 Good man
  30-5 Don't force
  30-6 Don't show off
  30-7 Don't boast
  30-8 No arrogance
  30-9 Can't help it
  30-10 Force nobody
  30-11 Strong steroids
  30-12 Against Tao
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  [Tao Te Ching Chapter 30]  Result / English translation

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Helping human leaders by Tao is far from forcing the world under the sky by soldiers.

This thing likes to return.

Where a division encamps, brambles will grow.

Being a good man is just a result.

Thereby, don't dare to force any.

It's just a result. Don't show off.

It's just a result. Don't boast.

It's just a result. Don't be arrogant.

It's just a result. Say you couldn't help it.

It's just a result. Don't force any.

If a thing is strong, it gets old.

This is called being against Tao.

If you are against Tao, you come to an early end.



<POINT> There is neither good nor bad in Tao. Don't care about result.

"Human leaders" means "people". "The world under the sky" means "your hologram". "By soldiers" means "by force", therefore "to act directly". So, the first sentence signifies "Helping people doesn't mean that you act on them directly in your hologram".

Tao likes to return. Your hologram (=the world) returns to the state before it is projected (=Bumo misho izen). It is the state of Tao.

Don't intervene directly as some nations use military forces. If you act directly on your hologram, you will create "brambles" in your mind. The projection of your hologram in the mind doesn't harmonized with a direct action. This creates a contradictory mental state, sort of a mental short circuit.

There is neither good nor bad in Tao. Don't care about result.

So, don't act on any directly.

Even if it is a good result, don't show off.

Even if it is a good result, don't boast.

Even if it is a good result, don't be arrogant.

Even if it is a good result, just say, "I couldn't help it".

Don't care about the result. Don't act on it directly. Use Dark Depth Female and do nothing.

If you understand the mechanism of Yin Yang cycle, you know the danger of being strong. A strong thing gets old much earlier than others. It is exactly like an athlete using steroids.

It is not only being strong. Looking for any kind of excess is against Tao. So is the obsession with result.

Result is not important at all. Process is important. It is turning your prayer wheel, turning your hologram, turning the world with Love. This is how Tao works. The things against the mechanism don't last long.

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