Originally posted by Wise Man
“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you
Thats just garbage.
Anyone who believes such a vague sentence will probably fall for anything.
Sounds like something at the end of a Power Rangers episode.
Actually it's not garbage, it's a bassis for a precipt of extreme austere way of life, a more intouch with nature and yourself way. Brought about
by a person and person's who unlike those who like to argue about fear and being in fear, knew abouth fear and devised a mantra/way to healp them get
over fear. A person such as the budhha in his way but many others in there way
One such as miamoto musashy who lived by the sword but didn't die by the sword, in a time were there was very little time to question others
ideologys and way of live. And unlike the movies like to portray sword fights as back and forth duels were you have time for a conversation while your
fighting, but the truth is most sword fights last abouth 5 seconds then one is dead or dying, and often one wins and dies latter from wounds received.
You dont even have time to think of thinking, What budhha said was incorporated into musashy's way, one that left little room for errors, and if you
want to learn a little abouth controlling fears look at the man that fought in war and killed over 60 men in duels to the death lots of wich he fought
with a woden sword against a steal sword. Bellow is what he wrote of his way.
The Way of Walking Alone, by miamoto musashy.
Do not turn your back on the various Ways of this world.
Do not scheme for physical pleasure.
Do not intend to rely on anything.
Consider yourself lightly; consider the world deeply.
Do not ever think in acquisitive terms.
Do not regret things about your own personal life.
Do not envy another's good or evil.
Do not lament parting on any road whatsoever.
Do not complain or feel bitterly about yourself or others.
Have no heart for approaching the path of love.
Do not have preferences.
Do not harbor hopes for your own personal home.
Do not have a liking for delicious food for yourself.
Do not carry antiques handed down from generation to generation.
Do not fast so that it affects you physically.
While it's different with military equipment, do not be fond of material things.
While on the Way, do not begrudge death.
Do not be intent on possessing valuables or a fief in old age.
Respect the gods and Buddhas, but do not depend on them.
Though you give up your life, do not give up your honor. Never depart from the Way of the Martial Arts.
Yup deffinatly not one you would want to be fighting against. But his way like the budhhas is not very practical in society, I quess it's a take what
works for you and move on type of experience.