Don’t chase after peoples approval. Don’t depend on your plans. Don’t make decisions; let the decisions make themselves. Free yourself of concepts; don’t believe what you think. Embody the inexhaustible. Wander beyond all paths. Receive what you have been given and know that it is always enough.
How, in the middle of a dream, can you know that you’re actually dreaming? In the middle of a dream, you may even try to interpret the dream; only after you wake up do you realize that you were dreaming. Someday there will be a great awakening, when we know that all this was one big dream.
And when I say that we’re dreaming, of course I am dreaming too.
Let go of all your assumptions and the world will make perfect sense. In movement, be fluid as water; at rest, be bright as a mirror; in response, be simple as an echo. Keep your mind serene, like the still surface of a lake. When nothing is left to argue with and there is nothing to oppose, you will find yourself at peace and in harmony with all things. ~ Chuang Tzu
You think you’re right, you think you’re entitled to everyone kissing your ass all the time - but it’s the real world, and it always will be. How about you join us in the real world and pull your head out of your ass?
You say that you're an ordinary person. If you're so ordinary, how can you be so happy?"
I'm just like anyone else, except that I don't have feelings like anger, fear, or sadness. Since I don't suffer, 'good' and 'bad' can't affect me.
Can someone really not suffer?
Of course. When you understand the mind, you're no longer attached to likes and dislikes, so they can't do you any harm. You just follow reality and don't try to control. It's as simple as that."
But if you don't suffer at all, how can you be human?
Is happiness inhuman? Where does suffering crom from? Can it exist outside the mind?
But it's unnatural to be happy all the time. Anger and sadness are a part of life. We let go of them as best we can.
You have an awfully strange view of the natural. The natural is the spontaneous the free. When we're clear, anger and sadness can't arise. If you spent less time thinking and more time investigating your mind, you'd stop talking nonsense. how can you let go of what's not there to begin with?