Tao by Matsumoto

Chapter 35

Big’s image

 
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  35-1 Big's image
  35-2 No harm
  35-3 Big's omnipresence
  35-4 Music and Food
  35-5 Tasteless
  35-6 Invisible Tao
  35-7 Inaudible Tao
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  [Tao Te Ching Chapter 35]  Big’s image / English translation

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Grasp Big's image, and the world under the sky will go.


It goes by without harm.


It's peaceful, calm, and Big.



Music and food make the passing traveller stop.


Expressed "Tao" is plain and has no taste.


Even if you try to see Tao, you can't see it.


Even if you try to hear Tao, you can't hear it.


Even if you use Tao, you can't exhaust it.





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Picture Big's (=Tao's) image although it is unimaginable. It is easier to accept your hologram (="the world under the sky") if you understand how it functions as a catalyst.


What is the difference between good and harm? In fact, none. There is only your judgement. If you don't judge, they are the same. Regardless of your judgement, Tao keeps on functioning. It goes around.


Essentially, Tao is "peaceful, calm", and omnipresent. Its objective is the creation and recreation of itself. The rest has no value.



The world (=your hologram), like "music and food", affects "the passing traveller" (=you) because it is a catalyst. It exists in order to stimulate you to emit more of the fundamental energy Tao. You are here in this world as a traveller. Your destination is not the end of your life. It is each act of accepting something and loving someone.


No matter how well you explain Tao, the expression is words, not Tao itself. Probably Tao and its function are too simple for some people to accept. They may find the expression tasteless. But it has the taste called "no taste". No taste is not exactly the same as "tasteless".


Tao is not visible. It is useless to comprehend its function in the 3-dimensional world.


Tao is not audible. It is not a field of waves.


Tao is the unlimited source of energy.

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