When you see a truck bearing down on you, by all means jump out of the way.
But spend some time in meditation, too.
Learning to deal with discomfort is the only way you’ll be ready to handle the truck you didn’t see.
You are a civilization in terminal decline, and what did you do?
You have spent and spent and spent, and thoughtlessly, greedily committed the earnings of your as yet unborn offspring to pay for your wasteful lives of today.
You have forgotten what is fair and good and honest, and what did you do?
You have borrowed, and borrowed and borrowed, and whilst you committed and made it law to care for your elderly and all in retirement, you greedily raided their funds.
Explain your valid reason to exist now, for what did you do?
You are making life impossible for those who worked and cared, provided, and believed in a future, clearly spelled out to provide a reward for all those years.
At a time when your communications systems have become almost ‘cost-less’, you keep herding young adults into expensive institutions, top heavy, over-burdened, over regulated and over paid, for them to suffer huge education costs in a jobless world. And what have you done?
Your national earnings and savings have been pilfered away in your fighting needless wars, killing men, women, and babes in great numbers from great distances, yet their cries are heard.
I ask you, ‘What will you be doing when the confidence in printed paper (money) runs out?’
Are you ready for a world in which your actions of the past come back to haunt you, and are you ready for an eternal life in which you will be held to account?
three are your greatest treasures.
From the article:
“ … founding Wu-Tang Clan member GZA … has teamed up with Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and violinist Marco Vitali to “strip bare” the planets and essentially justify the ways of physics to man.”
Don’t ask about caste or riches but instead ask about conduct.
Look at the flames of a fire. Where do they come from?
From a piece of wood, and it doesn’t matter what wood.
In the same way, a wise person can come from wood of any sort.
It is through firmness and restraint and a sense of truth that one becomes noble, not through caste.
Don’t be "this". Don’t let them define you.
If you catch yourself fitting into a definition, contradict it.
Never travel a single road.
Be forever walking through the splitting of the sea.