Thursday, October 21, 2010

Winning Or Losing 道

It Starts With The Mind ...

When the Japanese soldiers marched into Nanjing in WWII, the Chinese soldiers surrendered inspite of  superiority in numbers?

How, and Why, did the 33 Chilean miners kept their spirits alive, alert and sane for 69days, half-a-mile beneath the surface?

If Genghis Khan and Napoleon Bonaparte were born in the same generation, both shall reign? Or will both reign?

Mind and attitude win the day
He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty. . . Lao Tzu

It is no coincidence that when someone succeeds beyond imagination; his beliefs and perseverance out-lived & out-shone himself

The Way of Life (Dao - 道) is formless

Live healthily, happily and wholesomely before the last breathe
Live with the knowledge that life & death is destined and ALL else is a 'Choice'
Look around you, and asked "why everyone around you seem to be in a hurry?"

If you are at the top, the next choice is down
If you are already the best, you can't better your 'best'

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt... Lao Tzu 

The modern day pressures come from trying to be perfect
Perfection is an abstract which fools chase
The smart treats perfection as a flow; like ideals they change over time

Hallucinations, anxieties, frustrations, stresses... are ill-effects of being perfectly perfect
The Dao of Perfection is a flow

Winning or losing is a subset of the flow - 孔明借东风
What goes around comes around
Fret not...

From the flow comes the flow - as formless as always

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