Tao by Matsumoto

Chapter 46

Be content

 
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  46-1 Sowing
  46-2 Arms / Joshu
  46-3 Greed / Shoaku makusa
  46-4 Not content?
  46-5 Want no gain
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  [Tao Te Ching Chapter 46]  Be content / English translation

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If the world under the sky has Tao, horses carrying messengers are demoted to sowing.


If the world under the sky has no Tao, arms and horses appear just outside the capital.



No crime is bigger than greed.


No calamity is bigger than not knowing contentment.


No fault is more miserable than wanting to gain.


Therefore, if you know the contentment of being content, you are always content.





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If you remember that true You are Tao creating your hologram (="the world under the sky"), you can erase a war and project something peaceful like a horse working in the field where farmers sow.


If you forget that you are Tao and project your hologram, you may ignorantly project an image like armed horses running around "just outside the capital" or something even more disastrous.



Stop wanting too much.


Learn how to be content.


Learn gain and loss are the same.


Therefore, it is important to experience that you are happy if you can stop wanting more. Being content is accepting the world as it is. Once you learn how to be content, you are always happy.

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