Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Be. Don't try to Become. Being is Enlightenment, Becoming is Ignorance.

"All the Buddhas of all the ages have been telling you a very simple fact:

Be - don't try to become. Within these two words, be and becoming, your whole life is contained. Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance."


being said...

That is it!

"Drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. You have only to come to it, to know it, to realize it."

Tristan Eldritch said...

On the other hand -

"He not busy being born is busy dying"
Bob Dylan.

"Evolution has no time for Final Forms."
Tim Leary.

Brendan said...

And Morpheus to Neo of course,
"Stop trying to hit me and hit me."

Stop trying to be enlightened and Be.

Ed said...

That's a good quote. Incredibly simple, but true.

Dedroidify said...

101, yesh! It's like "fake it till you make it" but without the faking ;p

Unknown said...

What then is being?
What then is becoming?
Ignorance is foolishness; void of knowledge. What is enlightening but the revelation of truth? And knowledge of truth, ‘to become’ is ‘to advance’ and ‘to be’ is ‘to exist’, by extension, ‘to live’, furthermore, ‘to live consciously, aware of existence’, so to live consciously in a state of advancement is the goal of man; to a . He who does not know god seeks this but it eludes him.