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Tao Te Ching Chapter 62-1
Hidden Tao
Something called Tao is hidden at the bottom of everything.


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Everything is your hologram, that is to say, an illusion.

Having said that, this does not mean at all that the hologram is ignorable.

On the contrary, it has to be cherished.

Everything in your world, which is your hologram, contains the fundamental energy Tao.

Whether it is qualified as good or bad, at the very bottom of anything, Tao hides itself, waiting to be received.

Be nice to Tao.

Be nice to the world in front of you.

Be nice to your own self.

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While Genshin and Honen worshipped the pictures and statues of Amida, the objects of Shinran's worship were written characters. There were three sets: 南無阿弥陀仏 [namu amida butsu], 南無不可思議光如来 [namu fukashigi ko nyurai], 帰命尽十方無碍光如来 [kimei jinjippokai muge ko nyorai]. The last of the three contains the word "muge 無碍 ko 光", which means "Infinite light", "undisturbed light", and "the light that lights up everything". Rennyo is the second founder of Jodo Shin shu / Pure Land Shin school. Daisetz Suzuki was not only a Zen specialist, but wrote about Shin Buddhism and Amida Butsu / Amitabha Buddha.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 62-2
It's the treasure of good people. (Ch.62)

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Very often I quote Zen Master Dogen's «Shobogenzo 正法眼


"Shobo 正法" means authentic manifestation (=right teachings); "gen 眼", an eye; "zo 蔵", a storage.

This eye storage should be interpreted as a hologram.

Then, what kind of treasure do we store in the hologram, which is the world in front of you.

Of course, it is Tao (=Love, =Zen, =Buddha).

If you believe it, your belief is Tao's manifestation.

If you doubt it, your doubt is Tao's manifestation, too.

Don't worry.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 62-3
Akunin shoki setsu / Feel safe
It's the place where not so good people feel safe. (Ch.62)

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Tao is the place where everyone feels safe, even a not-so-good person.


Shinran 親鸞 answered:


[zennin naomote ojo o togu, iwan-ya akunin o ya]

"Even good people will become Buddha, not to mention evil people".

(«Tannisho 歎異抄», Chapter 3)

This summarizes the idea of Shinran and Honen's Akunin shoki

setsu 悪人正機説: the Doctrine of Evil Persons as the Object of


It sounds like bad people have a better chance of salvation, doesn't


Some people have thought so.

But, please remember there is neither good nor evil in Tao.

Don't impose judgment on Tao.

Besides, salvation is "right here right now".

True You are Tao, so you are the one who saves all by sustaining the circulation of Tao's energy.

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 62-4
Adorned words
Adorned words can buy high rank.

(Ch. 62)

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A: "Master Bonbon, you are beautiful. You are the best-looking guru I have ever seen in my life."

B: "Thank you, miss. Now you are promoted one rank higher. Soon you will be chosen to be saved."

Master Bonbon, you are shaming yourself.

The girl is just flattering you.

Don't be fooled by "adorned words".

Although these words seem to work, don't fool others with them,


Who are the others, anyway?

They are the extended part of your own self.

Is it worth fooling your own self?

Let's make it clear.

There is no rank or any sort in Tao.

One cannot be better than the others.

Everyone is equal; everything is the same.

Because everything is one; all of us are Tao.

Do you still want to be "chosen"?

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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.

Tao Te Ching Chapter 62-5
Adorned acts
Adorned acts can place a man above others. (Ch. 62)

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Not only "Adorned acts" but any act may seem to work.

"I have been helping poor animals all my


"I have been fighting against corruption."

"Let's save our planet."

All right, all right.

Uhhh, would you like to be a better person than others?


All right, all right.

The sole treasure is Tao.

It is hidden in your eye storage 眼蔵 [genzo], which is the hologram, the world.

Please think which is more important, the treasure or the storage


Don't act on your storage box.

Just love the treasure inside.

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