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Chapter 59

Attainment and cycle

 
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  59-1 Don't waste
  59-2 Return early
  59-3 Return & Repeat
  59-4 Repeat Attainment
  59-5 Cycle's end
  59-6 Never-ending cycle
  59-7 Forever
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[Tao Te Ching Chapter 59]  Attainment & cycle / English translation

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To govern the people and work for heaven, the best way is not to waste any as if you store the harvest.


Just don't waste any, and you will return early.


Returning early is said to be repeating and accumulating the attainment.


Repeat and accumulate the attainment, and you can beat any.


If you can beat any, you won't see the end of this cycle.


If you don't see the end of this cycle, you can keep the country.



If you have the mother of the country, you can last forever.


This is called Tao of "deep roots and firm roots, and living and seeing the eternity".





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The people" and "heaven" mean your hologram. Don't try to "govern" it. Don't try to "work" on it, either. "The best way" is to accept all "as if you store the harvest".


Accept all and "don't waste any" of your energy. If you accept your hologram, you can "return" to Tao easily, that is to say, you can remember that true You are Tao and the world in front of you is a hologram.


This act of remembering it is called Dark Depth Attainment, or "the attainment" of Tao.


If you "repeat" Dark Depth Attainment, you can remember that you are the master of your hologram, the one who projects it.


If you remember it, you will see that your hologram is a catalyst. You receive the fundamental energy Tao and emit it. Your hologram (=the world) exists to stimulate the cycle of the energy (=Yin Yang circle). The cycle continues forever because time doesn't exist in Tao. Time exists only in your mind.


True You are part of this cycle, not of your hologram. Or rather, you are the cycle itself. The cycle never ends and you keep on projecting the hologram (="the country").



"The mother of the country" signifies the origin of your hologram, which is Tao. You are one with Tao all the time although you forget about the fact. Tao is forever. So are true You.


Every object and phenomenon in your hologram (=the world) is deeply and firmly rooted in Tao. It is Tao's manifestation. If you have learned the difference between true You (=Tao) and your own self (=your hologram), you surely know you live eternally.

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-Taoism videos / Chapter 59 1-4 Don’t waste


-Taoism videos / Chapter 59 5-8 Live eternally


-Chapter 58 Government. Fortune and misfortune are an eternal cycle like Yin and Yang.


-Chapter 58a Fortune. "No one knows the end of this cycle." (Ch.58)

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