Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tao Te Ching Chapter 15-6 Solemn


Today's Tao

Solemn, as if he were a guest. (Ch.15)


If you know Tao, you are formal and dignified as if you were invited to a dinner party.

What does "to be solemn" mean here?

It means "to be detached".

When you are a guest, you have to be polite enough, but largely detached from what the hosts are really doing, saying, and especially thinking.

Never mind. It's not your business if the sauce is too salty or not.

In life, you are a guest to the world.

You don't invite them. You are invited.


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-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 15


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2 comments:

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Naoto Matsumoto said...

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