Life

Emptiness the starting point– “In order to taste my cup of water you mist first empty your cup. My friend, drop all your preconceived fixed ideas and be neutral. Do you know why this cup is so useful? Because it is empty.”

Flow in the process of life- “You can never step in the same water twice, my friend. Like flowing water, life is perpetual movement. There is nothing fixed. Whatever your problems happen to be in the future, remember well that they cannot remain stationary but must move together with your living spirit. Otherwise, you will drift into artificiality or attempt to solidify the ever-flowing. Remember, the usefulness of a cup is in its emptiness.”

Life has no frontier- “Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier.”

To live is a constant process of relating- “To live is a constant process of relating, so come on out of that shell of isolation and conclusion, and relate DIRECTLY to what is being said. Bare in mind I seek neither your approval nor to influence you. So do not make up your mind to ‘this is this’ or ‘that is that’. I will be more than satisfied if you begin to investigate everything yourself from now on.”

Life simply is- “Living exists when life lives through us-unhampered in its flow, for he who is living is not conscious of living and, in this, is the life that lives. Life lives; and in the living flow, no questions are raised. The reason is that life is a living now! So in order to live life wholeheartedly, the answer is life simply is.”

Life-for its own sake- “Realize the fact that you simply ‘live’ and not ‘live for’.”

The meaning of life- “The meaning of life is that it is to be lived, and is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems.”

Life is the effect of feelings- “Life is simply what our feelings to do us.”

The meaning of life- “All in all, the goal of my planning and doing is to find the true meaning in life-peace of mind. In order to achieve this peace of mind, the teaching of detachment of Taoism and Zen proved to be valuable.”

The secret of life- “The aphorism ‘a man thinketh in his heart so he is’ contains the secret to life. James Allen further added ‘A man is literally what he thinks.’ This might be a shocking statement, but everything is a state of mind.”

Meaning is found in relationship- “Meaning is the relationship of the foreground figure to the background.”

Manipulation and control are not the ultimate joy of life- “We realize that manipulation and control are not the ultimate joy of life-to become real, to learn to take a stand, to develop one’s center, to the support of our total personality, a release to spontaneity- yes, yes, yes!”

 

 

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