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New Beginning

I’m going to try starting some New Stuff. I want to re-boot my life, in a sense. Starting with my recovery.

I decided to finish a book I began a while ago, The Tao of Sobriety.

I picked up where I left off (which is Chapter 2). One paragraph jumped out at me right away:

Some people successfully give up drugs without becoming particularly enlightened. They end up sober but somber! From our perspective they have only handled half the problem. The goal of the scheme we propose is to create positive effects that spread, creating satisfaction and appropriateness in all areas of life: self, family, physical health, finances, work, play, and community. Denying or avoiding pain and discomfort is not the same as gaining mastery over it or becoming light about life. Denial and avoidance can be side effects of drug use; enlightenment is the opposite end of the spectrum.

This is still a huge issue for me; I’m creeping up on ten years “sober but somber.”

I want very much to lighten up.

 

If everything were not born, it might be ruined

Everything we see and hear is a hologram, a catalyst, and an illusion.

Watch out! It does not mean at all that a hologram is less important than Tao.

So, treat your holographic world with respect.
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Disorder

What you call politeness is the thinness of loyalty thinness of loyalty and trust, and the neck of disorder.
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No Desire

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Posted by on 2013/09/29 in Tao Te Ching

 

Give = Take

You give something to someone.

When you look at this act from the other person’s standpoint, he is taking something.

Please remember you = non-you.

So, give = take.

If you want to take more, give more.

We have an interesting Japanese saying:

“When the wind blows, a cooper gains”.

This is telling us about a mystic chain reaction taking place in your hologram.

The more you doubt the chain reaction, the more resistance you create in the hologram.

Therefore, the chain of the reactions will be longer.

Skeptics have to wait long.

Tao by Matsumoto

 
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Posted by on 2013/09/28 in Tao Te Ching

 
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Uncarved block with no name

A: “What can I do if I want to transform the world, Master Bonbon?”

B: “Suppress your unquenchable desire.”

A: “Yes, Master Bonbon. I will suppress my desire. Suppress my desire. Suppress desire….. I can’t do it. I can’t do it. Master Bonbon, my desire is unquenchable.”

Desire has been confusing many for a long time.

What is desire?

It is a catalyst like others in your hologram.

Instead of suppressing it, cherish and accept your desire.

Then, you can easily remember that true You are the nameless uncarved block (=Tao) without desire.

You don’t have to suppress your desire.

Just remember desire doesn’t belong to you from the beginning.

Tao by Matsumoto

 
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Posted by on 2013/09/28 in Tao Te Ching