Tao by Matsumoto

Chapter 65


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  65-1 Ignorant
  65-2 Too intelligent
  65-3 Harmful intelligence
  65-4 Not by intelligence
  65-5 Rules of Tao
  65-6 Miracle rule
  65-7 Miracle attainment
  65-8 Return to Tao
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  [Tao Te Ching Chapter 65]  Integration / English translation

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In the old days, those who did Tao well didn't make people bright by it. Instead, they made them ignorant by it.

It is difficult to govern people because they are too intelligent.

Therefore, governing a country by intelligence does it harm.

Not governing a country by intelligence does it good.

Both of them are rules.

Knowing these rules is called Dark Depth Attainment 玄徳.

Dark Depth Attainment is deep and far!

You return to Tao with things.

After that, you will reach Tao's perfect integration (or Big Natural Flow) 大順.



"People" means you in this context. Be ignorant instead of being bright.

It is difficult to be one with Tao "because you are too intelligent".

Being intelligent does you harm.

Don't be intelligent.

They are the rules to follow in order to be one with Tao.

To have Dark Depth Attainment 玄徳 [gen toku], you have to stop analysing anything and abandon your intelligence.

Dark Depth Attainment is profound. It reminds you that true You are Tao and the world is your hologram. You (=Tao) are omnipresent.

All things in the world (=your hologram) will return to Tao. Your mind and body are part of your hologram and go back with them to the neutral state of Tao (=the state before your hologram is projected, =Bumo-misho-izen).

First, you abandon analysis and intelligence. Then, you reach Dark Depth Attainment. Your own self, including body and mind, finishes its role as a catalyst to stimulate true You (=Tao) to emit more of the fundamental energy Tao. So do other things in your hologram. Your own self along with them "return" to Tao and gets "re-integrated". At this moment, your own self doesn't exist any more. This is "your" perfect integration with Tao (=Tao's integration / Big Natural Flow 大順 [daijun / taijun]). What is it, really? In short, it is just remembering that you are Tao.

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The Japanese worship big trees and rocks as our fellow islanders in the Pacific do. We haven't forgotten our distant past. Since then Jizo Bodhisattva has joined the company and become part of the Japanese landscape. Jizo even went across the ocean to Hawaii, and now it has come full circle. He is looking down the ocean and protecting the locals and travelers. Read John R. K. Clark's «Guardian of the Sea / Jizo in Hawaii». 地蔵

-Chapter 61 Country. Don't be fooled by the word "country". It has nothing to do with politics. See also Chapter 57 Intelligence and Chapter 58 Government.

-Chapter 47 One, two, three. Lao Tzu explains how Tao / hologram cycle works from the point of view of forms. In Tao's integration, there is no difference between your own self and objects.

-Taoism videos / Chapter 65 1-4 Ignorant

-Taoism videos / Chapter 65 5-9 Miracle

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