Tao by Matsumoto

Chapter 54

Learn attainment

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  54-1 Well built
  54-2 Embrace
  54-3 Descendants
  54-4 Body
  54-5 Family
  54-6 Village
  54-7 Country
  54-8 World
  54-9 See the body
  54-10 See the family
  54-11 See the village
  54-12 Bodhidharma from the West / See the country
  54-13 Jin juppo kai / See the world
  54-14 Why telepathy?
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  [Tao Te Ching Chapter 54] Learn attainment / English translation

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A thing well built cannot be pulled out.

A thing well embraced doesn't fall off.

By doing so, descendants never cease to worship.

Learn it in the body, and its attainment is true.

Learn it in the family, and its attainment is abundant.

Learn it in the village, and its attainment lasts.

Learn it in the country, and its attainment is rich.

Learn it in the world under the sky, and its attainment is omnipresent.

Therefore, see the body through the body.

See the family through the family.

See the village through the village.

See the country through the country.

See the world under the sky through the world under the sky.

Why do I know what's going on in the world under the sky?

It's because of this.



Tao is deeply rooted in everything, so you cannot "pull it out". It exists in everything.

Everything "embraces" Tao. Everything has it. No one can remove it from anything.

Tao is the mother and her "descendants" are your hologram. They "never cease to" be the medium for the fundamental energy Tao to cycle.

Practice Tao's attainment in your body, that is to say, "Receive Tao's energy through your hologram and emit the energy from your body (which is part of your hologram, too)".

Accept your family as they are. This is one way to receive Tao's energy. Love them and re-circulate the energy. The energy emitted by you will be abundant.

Accept the people around you as they are. Then, Tao's energy cycles. It keeps on cycling forever.

Don't criticize politicians or people in the media. "The country" is much smaller than you think it is. Just accept and love them. Don't cut the "rich" flow of Tao's energy by getting upset.

Accept the world as it is because it is your hologram which you project in your “mind”. In every sphere of your hologram, Tao exists, waiting to be received.

Therefore, see Tao through your body. It is a manifestation of Tao.

See Tao through your family. They are a manifestation of Tao.

See Tao through the people around you.

See Tao through the state.

See Tao through your hologram.

You know everything in the world.

It's because you are the one who creates it.

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