Tao by Matsumoto

Chapter 47

No outside

Yukio Mishima wrote «Forbidden Colors / Kinjiki». Ryuichi Sakamoto composed a musical piece with the same name for Nagisa Oshima's «Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence». Please enjoy the sample music, by clicking the advertisement on the right. Once you hear the tune, it is hard to forget the melody. Color / iro / shiki implies lust in Japanese. Prohibition sometimes stimulates the pleasure of the forbidden lust.

三島由紀夫 禁色 色

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  [Tao Te Ching Chapter 47]  No outside / English translation

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Without getting out of the door, you know the world under the sky.

Without looking out of the window, you see Heaven's Tao.

The farther you go away from it, the less of it you know.

That's why the sage doesn't go but know, doesn't see but know, and doesn't act but accomplish.



Although true You are Tao, your own self is part of your hologram (=the world under the sky). Your own self cannot exist outside the hologram. Nevertheless, it can learn that the world is your hologram which you project in the mind. The world exists inside you, not outside.

You don't have to get out of your hologram (=the world) because you can see Tao's manifestation everywhere in there. "Heaven" suggests your hologram. "Heaven's Tao" signifies "your hologram is a manifestation of Tao". However, it is a bit difficult to see it this way while you are deeply attached to your hologram.

"The farther you go", the less you learn. It illustrates Tao's mechanism. The bigger it looks, the more trifle it is in your hologram. National politics and international affairs seem enormous, but can you really see them? All you can see are limited to a monitor or a newspaper. One should know it is the true size of them. The closer it is, the more important it is to you. Who is the closest to you?

You don't have to go anywhere to know what's going on because you are the one who projects it in your hologram. You don't have to analyze things only to make them more complicated. You don't have to do anything in order to make the perfect world "better". If you are not happy about the world (=your hologram), it is you who has to change, not the world. Stop judging.

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-Taoism videos / Chapter 47 1-4 Kensho jobutsu / No “Away”

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Gyasi sings beautifully the song of «Forbidden Colors». This is the theme of «Senjo no meriikurisumasu / Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence /  Furyo». David Bowie, Takeshi Kitano, and Ryuichi Sakamoto acted in the film directed by Nagisa Oshima. Ryuichi Sakamoto composed the piece.  戦場のメリークリスマス 北野武  坂本龍一  大島渚