The Path of Aloneness

  1. “Accept everything just the way it is.
  2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
  3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
  4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
  5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.
  6. Do not regret what you have done.
  7. Never be jealous.
  8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
  9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself or others.
  10. Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.
  11. In all things have no preferences.
  12. Be indifferent to where you live.
  13. Do not pursue the taste of good food.
  14. Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.
  15. Do not act following customary beliefs.
  16. Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.
  17. Do not fear death.
  18. Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.
  19. Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.
  20. You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.
  21. Never stray from the Way.”

@ wikipedia

One day when I get old, if I do get old, I hope I can enjoy my life following some of this precepts.

To be in peace with yourself and the world in the way described on this code is something one can only aim to achieve over the years. Even though I don’t agree with all the precepts, I find them somehow as a beautiful perspective on things, specially for a dying man (read more ’bout it on the links – wikipedia and image).

Thanks to Tynan for sharing great stuff like this with everyone.


1 Response to “The Path of Aloneness”

  1. 1 vanessa 7 February, 2009 at 11:18 am

    loved it!!!

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