“1. Accept everything just the way it is.

2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.

3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.

4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.

5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.

6. Do not regret what you have done.

7. Never be jealous.

8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.

9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others.

10. Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.

11. In all things have no preferences.

12. Be indifferent to where you live.

13. Do not pursue the taste of good food.

14. Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.

15. Do not act following customary beliefs.

16. Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.

17. Do not fear death.

18. Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.

19. Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.

20. You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.

21. Never stray from the Way.”

MiyamotoMusashi

Miyamoto Musashi – Go Rin No Sho

The Sole Dweller of The Void

NOEMAYA

The seer of truth has seen and withstood something whose sight can drive an ordinary man into psychosis and suicide. Such is the unforgiving blade of truth and why it’s veiled for the faint hearted.

The face of truth can’t be seen by any eye, for the eye of man melts in the face of the Absolute.

Objectivity is the consciousness of subjectivity, and subjectivity is the consciousness of objectivity.

Man is the site of this illusory entanglement and yet destined for transcendence, for man is the fountain of truth and he is holy only in being such.

The serious seeker must always understand himself with relation to the Absolute. One’s detachment from the relative is possible only through one’s attachment to the Absolute.

Man is both subjective and objective: He is subjective insofar as he participates in the relative; he is objective in light of his consciousness of the…

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