Thursday, July 30, 2015

individuality








The world is not in need of improvement.  Stated another way, the world is not the problem...
When we detach from the thinking mind, perceiving senses, doing body, happy/unhappy person we regain right view.  In that, all is well. 

You have been trained since infancy to direct your attention to what is temporary. Had anyone before revealed the Permanent to you, there would be no need to sit with Wu Hsin. 

Most people don’t sit because they are afraid of what is revealed. 

The individuals fear that they will lose their individuality, their identity. One could say that the love of Being is not yet greater than the love of being somebody … or it could be said that the fear of the not yet known is far greater than the distaste for the known. 

Either way, “I’ll pay any price” is suddenly shown to be a hollow offer.

When you become clear that you are not this body, but that it is your instrument, then worries about death dissolve. 

In essence, death dies.



~ Wu Hsin
from  the introduction to Behind the Mind: 
A Short Discourse with Wu Hsin


1 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was previously unfamiliar with Wu Hsin, and appreciate your sharing this! To say that for most of us "the love of Being is not yet greater than the love of being somebody" is so well put, and will stay with me. Thank you.