Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Simple Way, Part 52

The Simple Way
The Life & Teachings of Zhouzi
by Scott Bradley

“Master, please help me find release from the tyranny of self!” exclaimed a novice monk.

“A tyrant it surely can be,” replied Zhouzi, “and like every tyrant it loves to make war. Who then is it, that makes war in your heart?”

“It is self, Master. My self makes war on itself.”

“And thus the stronger and more tyrannical it becomes,” said Zhouzi. “Forget about ‘release’; enjoin battle no more; self is just part of the Vastness where there is no self to war.”

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