Premonition - repost (edited) from September 2006

"Come in. Come in. Sit down and make yourselves comfortable. You know that you're going to come in regardless of what I have to say."

"We're only here to help".

"Well uh. okay. Begin with your sweeping and cleaning. I thought that things looked fairly empty already."

"Maybe it's your turn now. Could it be that you're just not unhappy enough to make the changes that you need to make?"

"Oh. Okay. So now it's my fault."

"There's no fault. Only what is. Awareness is the key."

"Awareness?" That's just a word now. My awareness has elapsed into neurosis."

"Are you aware of your neurosis?" Welcome that too. This fragile body is matrix for mind and soul. Do you believe that you are alone in your suffering? Is not the tie that binds, for all of human kind, that all is suffering? Where is your compassion for yourself?"

He who stands on tiptoe is not steady. He who strides cannot maintain the pace. He who makes a show is not enlightened. He who is self righteous is not respected. He who boasts achieves nothing. He who brags will not endure. According to the followers of the Tao, "These are extra food and unnecessary luggage." They do not bring happiness. Therefore followers of the Tao avoid them.

Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment. Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self needs strength. He who knows he has enough is rich. Perseverance is a sign of will power. He who stays where he is endures. To die but not to perish is to be eternally present.

"Think on these things and we'll not be back for a season, perhaps."


Shubhajit said…
I haven't read the previous one but yes, this one is wonderful.

I think knowing oneself is the only key, which unlock every lock.