Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wei Wu Wei
You may enjoy a website of his writings and background. He was apparently one of the quietly enlightened. Living in the West, writing from 1958 to the 70's.
From 'Why Lazarus Laughed':
When you give a shilling to a beggar
- do you realize that you are giving it to yourself?
When you help a lame dog over a stile
- do you realize that you yourself are being helped?
When you kick a man when he is down
- do you realize that you are kicking yourself?
Give him another kick - if you deserve it!
Living should be perpetual and universal benediction.
Or, if you prefer to look at things from the other side of self:
From 'Ask The Awakened':
Why are you unhappy?
Because 99.9 per cent
Of everything you think,
And of everything you do,
Is for yourself -
And there isn't one.