Tao by Matsumoto

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1. Gateway to Tao

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 1 1-4 Words

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 1 5-9 Mind

      Chapter 1a. What is Tao?

      Chapter 1b. Life is a movie


2. Do not judge

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 2 1-4 Everything

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 2 5-9 Explanation

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 2 10-13 Possession

      Chapter 2a. Yin Yang circle

      Chapter 2b. Satori


3. Do nothing

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 3 1-7 Act without acting

      Chapter 3a. Hara gei the belly art

      Chapter 3b. You and non-you

      Chapter 3c. Act without acting


4. Tao's function

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 4 1-5 K. Pribram

      Chapter 4a. Masters hit your face

      Chapter 4b. Color


5. Hologram

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 5 1-7 Straw Dogs’ mercy

      Chapter 5a. Straw Dogs

      Chapter 5b. What's a hologram?

      Chapter 5c. Hologram and Tao


6. Valley God

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 6 1-5 Empty spirit

      Chapter 6a. Tao Te Ching's key Chinese Characters

      Chapter 6b. Male and Female; Life's a prayer wheel


 7. No Self

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 7 1-6 Empty spirit


 8. Be like Water

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 8 1-5 Be like water


 9. Don't Stay

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 9 1-5 Retire


  1. 10.Magic words

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 10 1-5 Soul

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 10 6-10 Love people

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 10 11-14 Work

      Chapter 10a. Body soul & Spirit soul

      Chapter 10b. Mirror of Dark Depth

      Chapter 10c. Caution! You & Hologram

      Chapter 10d. Heaven's gate opens / closes

      Chapter 10e. Dark Depth Female

      Chapter 10f. Dark Depth Attainment














11. Thirty spokes, one hub

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 11 1-7 Yaodong


12. Five colors

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 12 1-7 Kyogen belly


13. Love your trouble

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 13 1-4 Sai’s horse

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 13 5-9 Excite

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 13 10-13 World


14. Tao is evasive

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 14 1-5 Hakuin

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 14 6-10 Ikkyu’s Yama Uba

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 14 11-14 Dogen on illusion

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 14 15-19 Big Bang


15. Man who knew Tao

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 15 1-5 You are Buddha

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 15 6-9 Buddhist ice

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 15 10-15 Break face


16. Go Back

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 16 1-6 Emptiness

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 16 7-12 Destiny

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 16 13-17 Ugetsu


17. Taoism's best way

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 17 1-7 Chuang Tzu’s maxim


18. Taoism out of use

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 18 1-4 Hypocrisy


19. Destroy cleverness

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 19 1-7 Reduce desire


20. Eat mother

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 20 1-5 Depression

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 20 6-10 Secret

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 20 11-15 Fool

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 20 16-21 Kanreisu



21. Tao the essence

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 21 1-5 Objects

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 21 6-10 Name


22. Return to Tao

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 22 1-4 Bumo misho izen

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 22 5-9 Shinran / Jodo Buddhism

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 22 10-14 Aikido


23. Noises don't last

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 23 1-5 Rumor

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 23 6-9 Bonno soku bodai


24. Don't show off

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 24 1-5 Spiritual tool

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 24 6-9 Mayoi


25. Manifestation

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 25 1-5 Holistic

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 25 6-10 Big

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 25 11-15 King

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 25 16-19 Model


26. Root

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 26 1-4 No root


27. Love all

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 27 1-4 Counting sticks

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 27 5-8 Jimitokudo

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 27 9-12 Nangaku Ejo


28. Uncarved block

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 28 1-5 Female

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 28 6-10 Baby

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 28 11-15 Uncarved block


29. A god's vessel

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 29 1-6 Defeat

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 29 7-11 Judo


30. Result

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 30 1-5 Force

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 30 6-9 Arrogance

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 30 10-13 Steroids



31. Arms


32. Nameless

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 32 1-5 True sutra

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 32 6-9 Sea


33. Self

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 33 1-4 Learn

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 33 5-8 After life


34. Tao's state

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 34 1-7 Chaos


35. Big's image

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 35 1-4 Music

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 35 5-8 Invisible


36. Reverse way

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 36 1-4 Japanese saying

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 36 5-8 Dogen’s Fish and Water


37. No desire

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 37 1-4 Desire


38. The highest attainment

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 38 1-5 Mercy

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 38 6-10 Politeness

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 38 11-15 Hokke


39. One

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 39 1-5 Shiki soku ze ku

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 39 6-10 Tao cycle explanation

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 39 11-15 Yaoyorozu

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 39 16-21 Fuyo Dokai


40. Laughable

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 40 1-5 Samurai

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 40 6-10 Masanobu Fukuoka

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 40 11-14 Lazy

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 40 15-19 Song of Dragon



41. Tao's move

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 41 1-4 Born from nothing


42. One, Two, Three

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 42 1-5 Yin = Yang

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 42 6-10 Chuang Tzu’s teachings


43. No existence

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 43 1-4 No-action


44. No attachment

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 44 1-4 Body or money

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 44 5-8 Last long


45. Perfection

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 45 1-5 Full = Empty

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 45 6-10 Tozan Ryokai


46. Be content

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 46 1-6 Greed / Shoaku makusa


47. No outside

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


  1. 48.Reduce and reduce

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 48 1-5 Reduce

      Chapter 48a. No control, so what?

      Chapter 48b. What's "Do nothing" really?


49. No heart

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 49 1-6 Tariki - Other power

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 49 7-11 Inmo & No mind


50. Life

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 50 1-5 Non-life

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 50 6-10 Excellent life care



  1. 51.Attainment

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 51 1-6 Your birth

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 51 7-12 Don’t rely


  1. 52.Enlightenment 

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 52 1-5 Constant “beginning”

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 52 6-10 The light


53. Thief's luxury

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 53 1-4 Wild field

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 53 5-8 Painted rice cake


54. Learn Attainment

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 54 1-5 Embrace

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 54 6-10 See the family

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 54 11-15 Bodhidharma from the West


55. Baby is safe

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 55 1-4 No attack

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 55 5-8 Virility

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 55 9-12 Peak of harmony

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 55 13-16 Takuan / Mind & Ki


  1. 56.How to be One with Tao

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 56 1-5 Block the openings

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 56 6-10 Kanshiketsu / Like dust

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 56 11-15 Benefit?

      Chapter 56a. Nikko's three monkeys

      Chapter 56b. Be like Dust

      Chapter 56c. Dark Depth


  1. 57.Intelligence

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 57 1-4 Justice

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 57 5-8 No prohibitions

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 57 9-12 Don’t work & Get rich


  1. 58.Government  

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 58 1-4 Misfortune

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 58 5-9 Eternal cycle

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 58 10-13 Amida shines

      Chapter 58a. Fortune

      Chapter 58b. Time 

      Chapter 58c. Amida (Amitābha)


59. Attainment and cycle

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

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 59 5-8 Live eternally


60. Control

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 60 1-6 Boil fish



61. Country

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 61 1-5 Intercourse

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 61 6-11 Work on people


  1. 62.Treasure

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 62 1-5 Hidden

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 62 6-10 Two different Taoisms

      Chapter 62a. Tao and «the Doctrine of Evil Persons as the

                Object of Salvation - Akunin shoki setsu»

      Chapter 62b. Chosen men

      Chapter 62c. Why Taoism?


  1. 63.Use Tao

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 63 1-4 Riddle

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 63 5-9 Love him

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 63 10-14 Promises

      Chapter 63a. Work no work

      Chapter 63b. Big is small

      Chapter 63c. Nothing is difficult


64. Easy

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 64 1-4 Bassui Tokusho

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 64 5-8 Bodai shin

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 64 9-12 Dogen on Gensha Shibi

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 64 13-16 The end

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 64 17-21 Transformation


65. Integration

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 65 1-4 Ignorant

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 65 5-9 Miracle


66. Lower yourself

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 66 1-7 100 valleys


67. Sending Love

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 67 1-5 Idiot

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 67 6-10 Love

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 67 11-14 Heaven


68. No fight

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 68 1-7 Samurai warrior


69. Enemy

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 69 1-7 Advance


70. Actor

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 70 1-6 Kesa (Kasaya)


71. Knowing

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 71 1-4 Radio


72. Fear

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 72 1-6 Mu ga (= No Self)


73. Heaven's net

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 73 1-4 Hatred

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 73 5-9 I shin den shin


74. Reincarnation

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 74 1-6 Death


75. Starvation

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 75 1-4 Kyogen Chikan


76. Soft and weak

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 76 1-5 Mujoseppo

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 76 6-10 Hoben gate


77. No excess

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 77 1-4 Why history repeats itself

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 77 5-8 Nirvana

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 77 9-12 Love and Excess


78. Resistance

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 78 1-5 Water summary

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 78 6-10 Contradiction


79. Grudge

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 79 1-4 Payment


80. Small Country

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 80 1-5 Ki or Qi?

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 80 6-9 Face transmission (Menju)

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 80 10-13 Moon


  1. 81.Summary

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 81 1-4 Beautiful words

      -Taoism videos / Chapter 81 5-8 Sage



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Need help?


Q: "I am frustrated! Will Tao help me?"


A: Why don't you think the other way round?

Reverse Thinking


Q: "I am not happy about how I look. Do I need a cosmetic surgery?"


A: Before you invest a hefty sum of money on your appearance, there are a few things to think about.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall


Q: "I am scared of seeing my reports. What’s gonna happen if the numbers are not good enough"


A: Zen Masters asks you to forget about statistics.

No Numbers


Q: "We need to change our way to grow foods. I am worried about the future of my children. What should we do?"


A: If you are interested in organic foods, read about the modern-day Lao Tzu of “Do nothing” farming, late Masanobu Fukuoka.

Tao Agriculture


Q: "People talk about Zen, but what the heck is it indeed?"


A: Zen is nothing special. It is something you know well.

Zen is Love


Q: "I am desperate. I need some solutions right away."


A: No worries. Here is a practical method.

10 points to be One with Tao


Q: "I am confused when people tell me to face reality. What is reality?"


A: A good question! Zen masters have been tackling the question for ages, but our old man, Lao Tzu, knows the answer.

No Absolute Truth


Q: "Is a geisha truly a p,........., a lady of the oldest profession of human beings?"


A: No, it means "artist", literally. She is an artist of the Taoist way of living.

Kawabata's Onsen Geisha


Q: "What Does Nintendo mean?"


A: It means "Do nothing" Corporation.

Here it is. This «Tao Te Ching» translation is the one that «Tao by Naoto Matsumoto» truly recommends. If you have difficulty in understanding the translation of Tao Te Ching you are reading or feel frustrated in terms of the application of Taoism to everyday life, it might be worth checking this one. With the help from C. G. Jung and Heidegger, the author Chuang Chung-yuan built an excellent philosophical bridge between the West and Taoism, which will surely help you walk across the gap created by translation and provide good preparatory reading. Unfortunately, you have to be very lucky to obtain a copy in good condition. Chuang Chung-yuan's «Tao, a new way of thinking: A translation of the Tao te ching, with an introduction and commentaries (Harper colophon books ; CN 356)» was published in 1977.