Re: Why Did Lao Tzu Write the TTC ?
Posted by PuddinHead on 2/7/2009, 4:19 pm, in reply to "Re: Why Did Lao Tzu Write the TTC ?"
" His good news being that the universe has not conspired against us, has not placed obstacles before us, has not seen it necessary to send us intermediaries to tell us what to think or how to be. " |
Where did you get that from....which chapters do you feel express these ideas ?
: I have a friend that's really into Tao. He
: says there's nothing to do, nothing to be,
: that everything is perfect.
: I don't understand, I get something
: completely different from reading Lao Tzu.
: If there was nothing to do, no steps to
: take, everything is just hunkey dorey as it
: is.....Then why the heck write a book about
: it, wouldn't he be concerned he might upset
: the apple cart. Wouldn't he just leave
: well-enough alone ?
: I also have a friend who's really into dao
: and who says there's nothing fundamental
: that needs doing, nothing that needs to be
: other than it is, and that things are
: essentially fine as is (which doesn't mean
: it's all smiley-face and pain-free, only
: that it's all fundamentally okay as is).
: His name is Laozi.
: He wrote a book about it for the same reason
: that people build cathedrals adorned with
: gold. His heart was full, and he wanted to
: share his good news.
: His good news being that the universe has
: not conspired against us, has not placed
: obstacles before us, has not seen it
: necessary to send us intermediaries to tell
: us what to think or how to be.
: That we already have what we need. That the
: feast is already laid out before us.
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