I was humbled by my madness.
All life is suffering.
Make pain your friend.
Overcome your fears.
Dispell all negative thought.
To survive, push through fear...
and gain acceptance.
Transcendence may then come to you.
Experience ease, and gentleness.
Use the body and the mind.
Push both to extremes.
Box, pump iron, meditate, do Thai Chi,
Kung Fu, extreme aerobics, learn to breathe,
eat wholesome food, stay away from alcohol,
tobacco, and insane thought.
Take action, then relax.
Accept your Holiness.
Never harm anyone.
Remember: The victimizer is truly the victim.
Hurt only to teach.
Never feed your ego with violence.
Never embrace anything material, to excess.
Learn to die well.
The true Kung Fu Master, lives the peaceful life.
The greatest goes to his grave, without ever raising his hand in anger.
Open your heart freely to all.
Deny the ego.
Do I practice these ideals?...Sometimes.
The action rests with me.
I must choose the path of righteousness every day,
or deny it.
Certitude is the antithesis of rationality.
Am I "Ubermensch"?...NO.
Am I humble?...Not all the time.
I strive for perfection, realizing I will never attain it.
When I can raise my eyes into the heavens,
and they seem clearer than before,
then I know I am making progress.
To be a Zen Master, one must face many terrors.
Many indignities must be suffered.
One must face them all without anger, without fear.
Only then can a semblance of enlightenment,
come to the MIND.
Only then can one glimpse reality, if only for a second.
The road of a Zen Warrior is long,
and fraught with danger.
The journey may yield great rewards.
Remember: "Ten thousand men, hold ten thousand hopes."