Friday, July 31, 2009

Body, Spirit, Tao. video / Tao Te Ching Chapter 10-2

Today's Tao

And can you make the body soul and the spirit soul keep Tao with them? [Ch.10]

The photo was shot in Chiba, Japan.

Sometimes I woder how Japanese gravestones look for the eye of non-Japanese people.

Can they provoke a scary feeling in them?

Or they are just beautiful objects.

There is nothing wrong with being beautiful.

To read the text of Today's Tao video, please visit Body, spirit, Tao. / Tao Te Ching Chapter 10-2.

Everyday a new entree!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Body soul & Spirit soul video / Tao Te Ching Chapter 10-1

Today's Tao

Can you make the body soul and the spirit soul embrace Tao? [Ch.10]

This is a mark shot in a Shintoist shrine. The combination of red and white is typically Shintoist and rarely seen in a Buddhist temple in Japan.

The red, like the circle in the Japanese national flag, reminds us of the sun. The sun is a woman in Japan. She is called Amaterasu-oomikami, the Great Goddess who lights up the world.

To read the text for Today's Tao video, visit Body soul & Sprit soul / Tao Te Ching Chapter 10-1.

Everyday a new entree!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Don't keep it filled up video / Tao Te Ching Chapter 9-1

Today's Tao

You had better stop keeping it filled up. [Ch.9]

The photo shows the source of the hot spring in Kusatsu.

Any natural phenomenon is considered divine in Japan. So is the source.

Probably it is because of it that people throw coins in the pool. I don't know when and how this custom started.

It might have been started by those who copied that of Trevi Fountain in Rome. You never know.

Anyway, neither judgement nor criticism.

"Anything goes." That's the Onsen way!

To read the text of Today's Tao video, please visit Don't keep it filled up 9-1.

Everyday a new entree!

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Like Water video / Tao Te Ching chapter 8-1

Today's Tao

The highest good is like water. [Ch.8]

To read the text in the video, see Like water 8-1.

To watch the following video, visit Water benefits all 8-2.

Most of the videos in Chapter 8 to 14 were shot a few months ago.

Thank you.

Naoto Matsumoto

Everyday a new entree!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Notice: Technical problems

Dear readers,

I am sorry, my Tao friends. Due to some technical problems, I cannot send you my videos at the moment.

For the meantime, please read Tao by Matsumoto to enjoy the videos better. There are some funny essays as well.

Thank you, my friends, for your understanding. I am always encouraged by your little words and fascinated by the new dimensions of Tao's interpretation you kindly suggest to me.

See you, hopefully, soon.

Naoto Matsumoto