What You See
What you see is because of what you do not see. Seeing what you do not see is seeing it deeply.
Growth and Gratitude 2
If you grow up a little, you are only grateful for getting what you want. If you grow a lot, you are grateful for everything including adversity in your life. If you haven’t grown yet, you take everything the world has given you for granted.
A New Way to Deal with Desire
Use desire well instead of fighting, serving or abandoning desire.
A leaf of a tree tells you so much about yourself and the world when you see it.
A Leaf 2
If you are wise, you learn a lot from seeing a single leaf. If you are ignorant, you learn nothing even from seeing a lot of leaves.
A Leaf 3
If you are wise, you learn much from your life. If you are ignorant, you learn nothing from your life. If you are foolish, you complain about your life.
A Leaf 4
If you are wise, you learn much from your unhappiness. If you are ignorant, you learn nothing from your unhappiness. If you are foolish, you blame others for your unhappiness.
The wise know whether their dreams or life goals when achieved will harm or benefit themselves.
The unwise believe their dreams that will harm themselves as dreams that benefit themselves.
The wise gain benefits by achieving their dreams.
The unwise gain pain in life and waste their life by achieving their dreams.
What Anger Tells
If you are angry with or hating others, it tells that you see faults in others but not in you.
Who You Will Encounter in Your Life
Your mind determines your life direction. Your life direction determines who and what kind of people you will encounter in your life. Your life direction also determines who and what kind of people you will not encounter in your life.
Expectations on Others
An unwise person gets angry with others when others do not act according to his expectations, but a wise person rejoices when he discovers a flaw in his expectations.
Expectations on Others 2
An unwise person believes others acted wrong when others do not act according to his expectations, but a wise person knows others acted right.
Blaming others is like blaming the weather when the forecast was wrong.
What Is Loving Yourself
Not creating pain for your life. Being with yourself. Knowing yourself. Living your own life instead of someone else’s. Living a respected life. Loving the world.
We suffer because we do not know. We do not know because we believe you already know.
If something is useless not because it is useless but because you don’t know how to use it.
Something looks attractive to you because you see it from the angle that it looks attractive. If you see it from an opposite angle, it no longer looks attractive.
If you want to change others, change yourself for others. Others will also change.
What You Have and Not Have
If you look deeply into your life, you will realize that there is nothing among what you have and not have in your life that you are not grateful for, including adversity.
Not being alone, but one’s poor relationship with oneself leads to loneliness.
What You Need for Enlightenment
What you need for your enlightenment is right in front of you. If you’re searching elsewhere, it is because you do not know what’s in front of you.
Deeper Than Truth
The cause of truth is deeper than the truth itself.
Higher Than Truth
Something that can break truth is higher than the truth.
Truth and Mental Level
If you believe truth, you are below truth. If you know deeper or higher than truth, you are above truth.
The Opposite Viewpoint
From the opposite viewpoint, right is wrong and wrong is right. The same goes for pleasure and pain.
source: New Direction Archive