Zen, the Tao, and Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do

Over here sippin meal replacement shakes contemplating the self-actualized philosophy of the man, the myth, the legend: BRUCE LEE

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—From “The Tao of Jeet Kune Do”

The way to transcend karma lies in the proper use of the mind and the will.

The oneness of all life is a truth that can be fully realized only when false notions of a separate self, whose destiny can be considered apart from the whole, are forever annihilated.

Turn into a doll of wood: it has no ego, it thinks nothing, it is not grasping or sticky. Let the body and limbs work themselves out in accordance with the discipline they have undergone.

The consciousness of self is the greatest hinderance to the proper execution of all physical action.

If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.

It is not “I” am doing this, but rather an inner realization that “this is happening through me,” or “it is doing this for me.” or…“I” am being done. Played. Created.

Do not like. Do not dislike. All will then be clear. Make a hair breadth difference and heaven and earth are set apart. If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between “for” and “against” is the minds worst disease.

Disease= Dis-Ease

Let yourself go with the disease. Be with it. Keep company with it- this is the way to be rid of it. (Awareness of the problem, with disciplined patience, clears the problem.)

In Buddhism, there is no place for using effort. Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat your food, move your bowels, pass water and when you’re tired, go and lie down. The ignorant will laugh, but the wise will understand.

Establish nothing in regard to oneself. Pass quickly like the non-existent and be quiet as purity. Those who gain, lose. Do no precede others, always follow them. Do not run away; let go. Do not seek, for it will come when least expected.

Jeet Kune Do teaches us not to look backward once the course is decided upon. It treats life and death indifferently.

The art of Jeet Kune Do is simply to simplify. It is being oneself. It is reality in its “isness” (what is). This “isness” is the meaning- having freedom in its primary sense, not limited by attachments, confinements, partialization, or complexities.

Jeet Kune Do is enlightenment. It is a way of life, a movement toward will power and control, though it aught to be enlightened by intuition. 

Relationship is understanding. It is a process of self-revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself. To “be” is to be related.

To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the “old” you derive security. From the “new” you gain the flow.

Truth has no path. Truth is living and, therefore, changing.


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