- Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology. All systems of thought are guiding means; they are not absolute truth.
- Do not think that the knowledge you presently possess is changeless, absolute truth. Avoid being narrow-minded and bound to present views.Learn and practice non-attachment from views in order to be open to receive others’ viewpoints. Truth is found in life and not merely in conceptual knowledge. Be ready to learn throughout your entire life and to observe reality in yourself and in the world at all times.
It’s easier than you think, Boo-boo. It really is. Everything, living and non-living, beyond your physical self is equipment. This is not a rash deduction Boo-boo, it’s only the truth. Regardless, treat everything like an extension of your body. Imagine physicality. Imagine being your equipment. Pay them their due, observe, learn and feel them; and they will do the same. Treat your equipment with reasonable care and they will serve you for a long time. See yourself in the things that surround you. Life is no sport but you have got to treat it like one. No matter what. And here is a little secret: the only opponent is your own self. Accept this fact. Like in any sport, in life, see yourself in the ones you are competing against. Learn from their falls, their successes and their mistakes. They are only helping you break barriers you’ve set for yourself. Continue reading
SP-3A – ETHICS, IDEOLOGY AND VIRTUE
a) I was working on the third draft of my suicide note when he appeared on the telly. It was a speech. There had been many. But this one was different. The incumbent had been re-elected, i.e. it had been democratically decided that he was the better of the two. The speech was addressed to his supporters. Like my note, it was sincere. Continue reading