Tao by Matsumoto

Chapter 45


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  45-1 Completion
  45-2 Never tired
  45-3 Full = Empty
  45-4 No exhaustion
  45-5 Straight = Winging
  45-6 Capable = Incapable
  45-7 Poor speech
  45-8 Tozan Ryokai / Cold
  45-9 Heat
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  [Tao Te Ching Chapter 45]  Perfection / English translation

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Big's completion seems missing something.

Its use never tires it out.

Big's fullness seems empty.

Its use never exhausts it.

Big's straight seems winding.

Big's capability seems incapable.

Big's speech seems poor.

Movement defeats cold.

Stillness defeats heat.

Being clear and still makes you the master of the world under the sky.



The word "Big" suggests Tao. Tao's perfection doesn't look perfect. The world in front of you is a good example. Does it look perfect to your eyes? Well, your definition of perfection is biassed if it doesn't look so. Your hologram (=the world) is always perfect, and has nothing "missing".

Tao (=true You) creates your hologram constantly. It never stops it.

Tao is omnipresent. It fills up the world (=your hologram). Even an "empty" space is filled with it.

The fundamental energy Tao will never be "exhausted", thanks to your interminable emission of it. The more you use your hologram (=the world) and accept it, the more energy "goes back" to Tao.

What you see in the world (=your hologram) is not exactly the same as in Tao. Tao doesn't have time or space. They only exist in your hologram.

Tao doesn't look capable of doing anything at all because its cause and result are too far apart for you to comprehend inside the world of the limited logic that you are familiar with. That's why you get confused when Dar Depth Female works. Do nothing and have Dark Depth do the work.

Tao's speech sounds very poor. When you talk about Tao, people don't believe what you are explaining. If they don't laugh at you, what you are telling about Tao is false. (☞See Chapter 40 Laughable)

Tao's "movement" is hidden inside "cold". Tao is essential to your hologram, and, everything, including cold, is part of it.

Tao's "stillness" is hidden inside "heat" for the same reason. Tao is still and moving at the same time because there is no time and space there. Don't apply modern science to Tao.

If you are "clear" and "still", you will be "the master" of your hologram (="the world under the sky"). In other word, when you are calm, you can easily remember that true You are Tao itself. One easy way to do it is to accept the world (=your hologram), be grateful to it, and love it.

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Fujitsubo of «The Tale of Genji» has been considered as a perfect woman among Japanese men for sentries.  ➚ «The Confession of Lady Nijo» is about a medieval "perfect woman" torn between libido and financial gain.  藤壷  源氏物語  とはずがたり

-Chapter 34 Tao's state. Big is a nickname for Tao.

-Chapter 35 Big's image. If you replace the word "Big" with "Tao", you will start seeing the deeper meanings of the sentence.

-Taoism videos / Chapter 45 1-5 Full = Empty

-Taoism videos / Chapter 45 6-10 Tozan Ryokai

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