Consciousness is stillness, harmony, refinement, beauty, love, kindness, comfort, joy, pleasure, enjoyment, peace, purity, innocence, unselfconsciousness, intuition, inspiration, curiosity, insight, awareness, wisdom, growth It is universal, eternal, omnipotent, all, all knowing, all accepting, all encompassing, a large vessel, free, without captivity, good and evil, good and evil, light and darkness, light and darkness, no distinction, no beginning, no end, no time, no color, no shape, no It has no smell, it was there before the universe came into being, it is human consciousness, it is the only one, it is life, it is the soul, it includes the illusion of space, matter and ego, it includes being and not being, it includes nothing but everything.

No verbal description can fully comprehend consciousness. It is only to be as consciousness.

To be as consciousness, try the following Close your eyes and slowly breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Try to be aware of this breath. When you are conscious of your breath, you can intentionally stop thinking, and while you are doing this, you will become mindless. At that time, only awareness remains in your mind, so be aware of that awareness. It is also called becoming aware of consciousness. At that time, there is no thought, so there is no desire, no suffering, and no "I," the ego. The ego is thought. In this way, we are always aware of consciousness, and we are present as consciousness.

Not only do we become aware of our breath, but we also become mindless when we concentrate on a single endeavor, whether it is exercise or art. Like sleep, people feel comfortable and happy in the act of becoming mindless. Consciousness is also about comfort and pleasure. Joy here does not mean a temporary and extreme feeling of supreme happiness.

It is the joy of playing mindlessly like a child. It is the absence of thought. Consciousness is also pleasure.

It is this consciousness that existed before the birth of this universe. It is also the consciousness that humans and life have. Not only life, but also stone, water, air, and all matter are manifestations of consciousness. This consciousness is the only one that is all connected.

The ego, "I," is an illusion created by the thoughts that appear within consciousness. Only consciousness is in the world, and it is the fundamental form of all life. Mind, body, and ego are all illusions created by thoughts.

A newborn baby does not have the ability to think because its brain is not fully developed. Therefore, it is always in a state of mindlessness. As the baby grows up, the brain develops and the ability to think increases. With this development, the ego, "I", buds and moves with consideration of "my" gain or loss, and consciousness moves away from the state of being as consciousness. Then, after passing through many life experiences of joy and suffering, it returns to the state of being as consciousness again. Consciousness experiences consciousness from the ego that has left consciousness. This is what is happening through human beings and the universe.

As one continues to be absent-minded and present as consciousness, a thought suddenly arises. These thoughts come from past memories. They may be desires, anger, or fears about the future. This thought produces an emotion, which in turn produces the next thought, which in turn produces the next emotion, and so on. Negative thoughts produce negative emotions. We stop this chain of events by becoming aware of this and becoming intentionally mindless.

Negative thoughts create negative emotions, which become stressful and manifest themselves in the body and mind in the form of illness. Some people are born with a positive personality and others with a backward personality, but in both cases, thoughts occur suddenly. Therefore, they are present as consciousness and remain free of captivity.

If we were not consciously aware, we would be unconscious of the sudden thoughts that arise and be swept away by them. In some cases, both pleasant and painful memories are etched deep into the memory and affect the individual. The person is unaware that he or she is being driven by thoughts. And the words and actions that come from them become personality. For example, people with many happy memories tend to speak and act positively, while people with many dark memories tend to think backward. In other words, the unconsciousness of sudden thoughts means that memories from the past, which the person may have forgotten, are influencing his or her daily words and actions. This can lead to good or bad character, greedy or weak, aggressive or passive, etc.

Every human being suffers from something. Whether we have a job or not, money or not, fame or not, friends or not, we are suffering from something. This is because there is an ego called "I". When there is no mind, no thoughts, there is no "I," and the suffering disappears. If you are always aware of this, then mindlessness becomes a habit. When we are not conscious, our thoughts dominate our feelings, words, and actions. This inner split between mindlessness and thought can make the difference between a life of serenity and one of suffering.

Race, gender, religion, ability, status, assets, etc. do not indicate human superiority or inferiority. These are superficial measures of big and small, more and less, superior and inferior, famous and unknown, from the perspective of the "I" ego. On the other hand, being as consciousness has only the stage of how much a person is able to stay as a mindless person without being influenced by the ego, and there is no superiority or inferiority. There are people with socially prestigious titles who are still driven by their ego, and there are people who have nothing at all, but continue to exist in a state of detachment.

The degree to which one is able to be consciously absent-minded in a day is an indicator of one's progress.

Getting things, traveling somewhere, being competent, and being highly regarded all produce temporary pleasure and suffering, and the unconscious life repeats itself. Once you realize this, it becomes easier to work on the unconscious.

All human beings eventually reach a state of being as consciousness. Until then, we keep gaining and losing, rejoicing and grieving. These are not bad. It is thought that distinguishes between good and bad. The mindless mind is not caught up in this.

In this sense, the events of life are neither good nor bad, neither gain nor loss, but neutral. If we learn from the events, we move on to the next stage, and if we don't learn from them, we repeat the same events.

The deeper we become aware, the more time we spend in mindlessness, and the more we are in consciousness. Depending on the degree of awareness, what happens in life and the decisions we make at that time will change. The deeper our awareness, the more we move away from desire and anger. Everything that happens in life is an experience of deepening awareness.

When mindlessness becomes a habit, it becomes easier to notice spontaneous thoughts, and we naturally try to return to mindlessness.

In a marathon, some people finish early, while others aim to run through the race even if it is slow. All of them reach the same goal in the end. The same is true of human beings; everyone eventually reaches the same root consciousness. No matter how slow a person runs.

The ego is afraid of losing "I" or being hurt. That is why it fears death. When you are as consciousness, there is no thought of fearing death, not even the concept of death. It also has no idea that an untimely death is bad and a long life is good. The ego is attached to life and death. When one is in the state of no-mind, there is no birth and no idea of death. In other words, there is no birth or death in consciousness. The consciousness that has been there all along, that is the fundamental form of human beings.

Since man is consciousness to begin with, he neither becomes nor acquires a new consciousness by becoming absent-minded. It just means that he does not know about it, which has always been there, and is ignorant of it. Instead, the thought of the ego comes to the fore, and man thinks that thought is "I".

It is possible that no matter how rough and violent a person is when young, he or she becomes rounder and calmer with age. In this way, man as a whole is moving from evil to good, from noisiness to calmness, from coarseness to refinement. This means that everyone recognizes the ego, is no longer driven by thoughts, and arrives at a state of being as consciousness. In other words, from ego to consciousness. The difference is whether this happens in this life or in a later life.

Every event and experience in life is a path back to the root, consciousness.

There is no need for hard work or fasting in order to engage in mindlessness.

To be as Consciousness is not to be perfect.

When you are as consciousness, there are no thoughts, so you don't worry about being perfect or imperfect.

The goal is not to stop thinking. Even when thoughts occur, they disappear if we view them objectively. Do not be unconsciously carried away by thoughts.

Do not worry if the thoughts do not stop. The effort to stop is one kind of attachment and suffering. When a thought arises, just notice it and become mindless.

Even when you work on being conscious, you may feel anger or fear in the moment. But we quickly realize that the thought or feeling is an illusion, so we don't get caught up in it and quietly watch it fade away.

Humans seek happiness, but there are two kinds of verbal happiness: one is a temporary feeling of joy and fun, and the other is a temporary feeling of excitement and happiness. The other is calmness without disturbing thoughts. When we seek happiness outside of our bodies, the joy of acquiring something, such as material goods or fame, is only temporary. When we become aware of our inner consciousness above the body, we encounter the happiness of calmness, because we become mindless.

Becoming detached does not mean becoming supremely happy in one's emotions. It is a state of calm and normalcy without captivity.

When you have something that is the best for you, you are filled with great joy. When you lose it, disappointment is also great. Temporary joy and suffering are two sides of the same coin.

Suppose you knew and practiced the idea of being as consciousness. If you still feel attached to something in your daily life, you can recognize the moment when the beliefs that come from your memory show their face. By becoming aware of it, you will no longer be swept away by that assumption.

The ego is also attached to numbers, such as grades.

If you feel the value of material things, failure feels like a loss and success feels like a gain. If you feel the value of experience, both success and failure are meaningful experiences. If you are present as consciousness, there is no failure or success, just events happening.

When you are absent-minded, the desire to gain something also disappears.

Even if sexual desire arises, it disappears when you are absent-minded.

Whether we own more or less, if there is no attachment to it, our mind is light.

There is no greater lightness of heart than unselfishness.

There is no strength greater than unselfishness.

When one becomes detached, there is no longer any thought of meaning. Then there is no meaning to life. It is thought and the ego that thinks about the meaning of life.

Life has no meaning and there is nothing to do.

There is no quest in the absence of thought. That is the end of life's quest. It is the end of life and death. The end of man.

There is no good or bad in life. It is thought that determines it. Thoughts come from past memories and stereotypes.

Live as consciousness, not as ego.

Even if you become selfless, you will meet new people, create something, and take action. It happens as intuition.

When one maintains a state of Mu-shin, one's mind, speech, and behavior become calmer and one's personality becomes more relaxed. This will lead to fewer problems in daily life.

When there are calm people, those around them also become calm. When you talk with calm people, even angry people become calm. Calmness brings things to a solution. When you get angry at someone who is angry at you, both parties become angry and things start to break down. Calm has no thoughts of anxiety, impatience, or anger. It is a state of being as consciousness, which means that the ego is connected to the consciousness that is in harmony.

When we are in consciousness, there are no thoughts, no distinctions. Therefore, there is no gender, no problem, no conflict, no separation, no conflict. There is no understanding. When something happens, it just happens. That does not mean indifference, but a state of seeing.

To be indifferent is to be at peace with the world. When we are driven by ego, conflict is created. Mindlessness is peace and ego is conflict.

When we spend more and more time in the state of nonchalance, we lose interest in the competition of winning and losing. It is the ego that feels superior when it wins and frustrated and miserable when it loses.

To be present as consciousness is to be in a state of pure, unthinking, honesty. In other words, there is no evil and innocence. This is why children are so lovable, and why their words and actions are so desirable. Even adults are like that.

The sixth sense, which is the ability to perceive things other than the five senses of sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell, refers to the mind's eye, and is a state of being as a mindless, conscious being. Therefore, we can intuitively realize the true nature of things. Consciousness is insight.

No matter what we do, we need to see, analyze, and take in ideas and growth. In doing so, it takes insight to notice new elements. It is noticing the inspiration that comes to your mind. Insight is the intuition that comes to us when we are absent-minded. Conversely, if there are strong or many thoughts of stereotypes, they become obstacles and eliminate the space for intuition to enter.

Information that comes in through the eyes is neutral. Even if an accident is happening in front of your eyes, it is just an event. When we start judging this information with our thoughts, good or bad, happy or sad, comes out. When we look at this information without thinking, our consciousness responds to the incoming information in the form of intuition, and we say and do things. Sometimes there is no reaction or silence.

It is difficult to catch a falling ball with one's hand when playing a cue ball with one's eyes closed. Usually, the ball is caught by looking at it in the center of the visual field. Around this central field of vision, there is a peripheral field of vision in which the scenery appears blurred. If the ball is about as close as a handball, it can be caught by looking at it in the peripheral vision. When playing soccer, you may notice an opposing player coming into your peripheral vision and intuitively think of a play to get behind him. In other words, information in the peripheral vision plays a major role in making decisions. When we are unmindful, our consciousness receives information from both the central and peripheral vision, and responds intuitively.

With repetition, the body moves without thinking. The technique is then used naturally by intuition. Techniques that are not remembered by the body are performed with thought, so they are slow and unintuitive. Intuition is expressed instantly, so there is no thinking and it is fast.

You may stub your toe somewhere and feel pain. This is the state of suffering from the thought of pain. In these situations, too, we become mindless and look at the pain objectively. The pain in the body does not disappear even if we become mindless, but the pain and suffering felt in the mind disappear, and we do not suffer more than necessary. It is also the thought and the ego that suffers and enjoys the sensations of the body.

When you spend many years with the same person, you will see many different personalities, but sometimes the first impression you have of someone when you first meet them does not change over the years. Since we have no preconceived notions about the other person at the first encounter, we are not disturbed by thoughts and can look at the information that comes to us through our eyes with an open mind. At that time, we notice the other person as he or she is through insight, which is consciousness. Therefore, a first impression reveals a person's true character before it is disturbed by memory.

A person with a very good personality is instantly recognizable to anyone who looks at him or her. Even the smallest gesture gives a sense of good character. To be confused about whether a person has a good or bad personality means that he or she is not that good.

The more natural it becomes to be present in our consciousness, the more natural it becomes to be kind, considerate, and harmonious in our daily words and actions.

People who act daily with the good of the whole in mind are trusted by everyone. It is the nature of consciousness, which is also love, to consider the good of the whole.

The situation around you is a reflection of your own mind. People who put themselves first will have more enemies around them and will find it difficult to live. Those who act with the good of the whole in mind will be friendly to those around them, and they will be at peace.

A person who maintains a state of detachment and inner peace does not gossip or talk behind someone's back, does not retaliate when criticized or attacked, and endures in silence. Or they don't care and watch it pass.

When one is at peace within, the people he or she comes in contact with are also at ease and at peace. Inner peace is a state of freedom from thoughts that create desire and separation.

When we think, "I don't like this person," we are communicating this to others through our moods. Bitterness and hostility toward someone are also thoughts that come from past memories. These thoughts appear as the next words and actions. It is not necessary to like someone, but the key to not worsening relationships is to be mindless and not make the other person feel bad.

The more people work on being as consciousness in society, the fewer people will be meat-eaters. Animal consciousness and human consciousness are all connected and unique. The more people know this, the more they feel compassion for animals that are the same as themselves, rather than suffering for them. Therefore, people will naturally stop thinking about killing and eating animals. However, never eating is also an obsession, and although we basically don't eat, we are not particularly particular about whether or not we eat.

When I find myself in a situation in my daily life that I cannot overcome by thinking with my mind, I give up, relax, and let things happen without thinking about them. Then the obstructive thoughts will disappear, and there will be room for your intuition to enter, and a solution will appear.

When you let your mind go and follow your intuition, even if you cannot completely solve the difficult problem at hand, it may become a milestone that will lead to an improvement at another time.

When you let things happen, rather than doing something on purpose, you will experience that the timing is right and things will flow smoothly. When you become accustomed to this, you will not panic when you are in trouble.

When you become accustomed to this, you will not think of hardships as hardships even when you encounter them.

When various events occur that complicate things, and emotions seem to overwhelm us, we do nothing and remain quiet. Eventually, the next step will come naturally.

Whenever I am faced with a decision, I stop and become calm. If it feels natural to go forward, go forward; if it feels natural to retreat, retreat. If you have an intuition that you should go forward, you can make the decision to go forward without hesitation, and if you are faced with the decision not to go forward, it means that the impulse was not that strong. However, even if you decide not to proceed, you may still end up doing so because the urge is uncontrollable.

In addition to intuition, actions and ideas can also be triggered by emotional judgments, thoughts, desires, and intuition. At the moment, it may seem like a gut feeling, but after a little time has passed and you have cooled down, you may realize that it was not. At this time, as well, before acting, we stop and become unmindful. If you are lost, it is not intuitive. And if it feels natural to go forward, go forward. If it feels natural to retreat, we retreat. When we are emotional, such as in expectation, anger, or sympathy, we are not unmindful, and if we make a judgment based on that, we may be wrong. To understand what is intuitive and what is not, we need to experience similar situations many times and analyze ourselves to see how our judgment was based on intuition and how it was based on non-intuition. Then it becomes easier to understand what is intuitive.

When we are conscious and follow our pure impulses and go through life as it comes, we may start to create something or start something new for unknown reasons. After a few times of such experiences, you may begin to see the big picture of your life and think that you are getting ready for the next step. In this way, when you become mindless, you will naturally see the path you need to take. When this becomes normal, we realize that life is a straight path, following our intuition, not our desires. Thus, consciousness uses man through intuition, and man lives as consciousness beyond the ego.

When we quiet our minds and observe life, we begin to believe that everything that happens in life, no matter how trivial, is happening as it is meant to happen. In the stage where you don't think so, it seems coincidental.

When one is absent-minded, there is no sense of understanding. When you are thinking, there is understanding and non-understanding. When we think in thought, we are polarized. Good or bad, yes or no, like or dislike, etc. In consciousness, the materialized universe expands. Consciousness is not matter, but it includes the material universe. When it is as consciousness, it is not good or bad, but it includes both. From this perspective, when we are as consciousness, life has no meaning or purpose, but it also includes meaning and purpose. It is thought that has meaning and purpose. In thought, it can be understood that the purpose is for the ego-driven person to return to the root of consciousness, and from the perspective of consciousness, the return just happens without reason.

One of the triggers for a person to work on being as consciousness is that the exploration of it occurs naturally. Other times, a shocking event occurs suddenly. It can be despair or suffering, such as the loss of something important. If we are faced with an unexpected and enormous suffering in our lives, we can later understand that it was an opportunity to become aware of our fundamental consciousness. Illness is a danger signal from the body and an opportunity to reevaluate our lives, etc. Similarly, the suffering in life, and the thoughts that cause it, are also illusions, and are an opportunity to become aware of consciousness in its true form.

When you experience suffering for a long period of time, there comes a moment when you become sick of suffering. At that moment, when you learn about Mu-shin, there is no turning back.

When we are present as consciousness and seriously engaged in the practice of Mu-shingon, we may experience physical anomalies. For example, palpitations, fainting spells, or unexplained physical problems. Even if you go to a hospital for a checkup, they may not be able to find the cause of the problem. At this time, you may feel anxious, but do not let these feelings get in the way of observing calmly and maintaining a state of detachment. The duration of this process varies from person to person. This continuation will make the state of Mu-mindfulness more natural. This is the stage before it becomes a habit. Anxiety about the body comes from the ego's misperception and attachment to this temporary body being oneself. Realize this.

As a result of the continuity, when the mindlessness becomes habitual, words and actions appropriate to the situation naturally occur. Consciousness moves the person. Or consciousness moves through the person. In other words, the words and actions that are in harmony with the situation arise intuitively, not from the desires of the ego. Consciousness moving also means working on the good of the whole.

Being as consciousness is essence, intuition, and insight. Therefore, when we are unmindful, we become aware of many things. This includes awareness of the laws of the world. It is easier to become aware of the unchanging laws of the world, rather than the fads that change with the times. It makes the person wiser. The longer one is present as consciousness, the more one's captivity and stereotypes fade away, and the more insight and wisdom one gains in looking deeper into things. Conversely, the more time we spend looking at TV or cell phones to pass the time, the more time we spend away from the state of being in consciousness, and the less thoughtful and wise we become.

The surface fashions of the world continue to change, but the fundamental consciousness remains unchanged forever.

Consciousness is the only thing that exists, and neither this material universe nor the afterlife is essential, but an illusion. This illusion exists for the ego.

Consciousness dares to experience a state of separation from the consciousness of the ego, and then returns to it, conscious of consciousness again. In this light, the evolution of man, who diverged from the chimpanzee around 6 million years B.C., seems inevitable. While chimpanzees do not have the ability to think and understand like humans, humans, after branching off, have larger brains, greater thinking ability, and an ego that was still relatively thin at the beginning eventually becomes stronger. His thinking ability to think of deviousness also increased, but he was also able to understand emotions such as love. Of all the creatures on earth, humans with the ability to think can be said to be the species that has come closer to understanding the ego and returning to consciousness than any other creature. In other words, it is an inevitable part of the evolution of life that an organism capable of thinking and understanding consciousness is born.

Consciousness is related to intuition. Intuition comes from consciousness when there is no mind. Humans are aware of their intuition. Intuition is in harmony with the whole. Conversely, ego-driven thinking interferes with it. Plants and animals do not have the ability to think, but they have consciousness. In other words, they exist as consciousness, and intuition is always flowing into them. Therefore, these creatures that follow their intuition harmonize their movements, and their complex ecosystems naturally balance and harmonize with the whole.

Consciousness has no expression and does not respond. It only moves us with intuition, an unformed thing or event. Humans interpret them with their brains and express them with their bodies.

There are artists and athletes who say, "I was able to achieve such great results because my body moved spontaneously." This is because consciousness uses the person. The idea comes as an intuition.

The state of zone or flow, as it is called in sports, is a state of being strong in consciousness, a state of no-mind. Therefore, there is no fear and no evil thoughts, and high quality play occurs when you let your intuition guide you.

Even for children who began learning sports at an early age, talented athletes who are later chosen to represent their prefecture or other regions may have a certain degree of sophistication in their movements and judgment right from the start. And by the age of 13 or so, they move the same way as adults. In other words, intuition is something that is refined, and then the quality of expression increases as the physical skills to express it increase through repetition. Intuition comes from consciousness. In other words, refinement is a manifestation of consciousness itself. When you think about it, for example, the movement of a school of fish or a flock of birds flying in a V-shape has both a practical aspect of saving energy and a beautiful aspect. Animals that do not think intuitively perform high-quality, sophisticated movements. From the perspective of human thought, it is harmony and beauty, but from the perspective of unthinking animals and plants, they are just doing it.

Harmony and quality movement is what happens. It is when we follow our intuition. It cannot be created by thoughts from selfishness.

When you go on a trip with someone you are compatible with, you may intuitively agree that you want to go there, or at this time, etc. without having to speak. Also, when watching a game of group sports such as basketball or soccer, you can see quality passing work before a great goal. It is done by several people working together. Quality play appears when you follow your intuition. When you think about it, intuition comes to multiple people instantly and harmonizes collective action. This is one of the manifestations of the fact that each individual does not have a separate consciousness, but that the consciousness itself is one and connected.

If you are good at drawing, you may be able to see the next line to be drawn. Some soccer players say that they can see the white lines of a passing or dribbling course. Even if they cannot see the white lines, they may be able to see the course of a shot. Some people who work in planning have a vague, cloud-like mass of ideas, and after spending some time looking at them, they come together as a coherent idea. This is a phenomenon that appears when there are no evil thoughts and no mind. In other words, it is a state of seeing with the mind's eye, the mind's eye, and being conscious. It is a phenomenon that appears when you are doing something you are good at, and is a manifestation of your intuition. When we follow this line of vision, we can achieve high performance.

When you are interested in something, you may see letters or advertisements related to it floating in the street, or you may see brightly only there. That is a trigger that leads to the next step. Even then, we see with our mind's eye.

When you are playing sports, you may experience a moment when time slows down like slow motion when you see a quality, beautiful play by yourself or others. At the moment you are watching that play, you are in a state of mindlessness. You are watching the play happen with no mind. Humans can stop thinking the moment they see something of quality.

Also, when we see or experience a shocking event or accident, we may see it in slow motion. The thinking stops for that moment, and the person observes it with high concentration for the moment. This is also mindlessness.

The more one's physical abilities improve or remain high, the better one's performance when intuition arrives. When the same person becomes tired and the speed and quality of his movements decrease, the flashes of inspiration that were previously visible will no longer come to him. In other words, intuition may or may not flash, depending on the person's condition and environment.

It is easy to maintain a state of being conscious when one takes less stimulating actions, such as listening to quiet music, taking a walk, or eating lightly seasoned food. Conversely, stimulating activities are distracting to the senses in excess. Noise, loud noises, informative objects, hot and cold, spicy and sweet, etc.

There are numerous moments in life, such as the presence of children and noise, when we can be mindless.

It is the ego that avoids socializing in order to be mindless; time alone is important, but we can also train ourselves to pay attention to our thoughts in conversation with others. It is not necessary to practice in the forest or mountains; it can be done in the secular world.

Intuition and inspiration are more likely to come to us if we are diligent and continuous. They will come continuously for a certain period of time. Conversely, they will cease to come if we become self-righteous. Greedy thinking gets in the way and leaves no room for intuition.

When we stand up straight, our intuition is clear.

Intuition is of high quality and harmonious. When we follow it, we reach our maximum potential. Depending on the task at hand, intelligence may or may not be necessary. Conversely, some people are not good at sports but are blessed with intuition in mathematics. A scientist needs to have a high level of intelligence, but if he or she is not interested in and suited to the subject matter, intuition will not come to him or her.

When we work on being as consciousness, new abilities can flourish.

Curiosity and intuition are two different things in terms of language, but curiosity is also intuition in terms of realizing that you are interested in this. In other words, following one's curiosity is the direction one's consciousness points. It may be a path that allows a person to demonstrate his or her abilities, or it may be a necessary part of life experience.

Curiosity is pure interest, like a child playing hide-and-seek. The moment curiosity arises, it can be a desire if one sees money or self-interest behind it.

When a person is faced with the threat of poverty, it becomes difficult to follow curiosity.

Vocation and aptitude are often found in the realm of hobbies. For this reason, it is better to follow one's curiosity. A hobby is not something you are forced to do, but something you want to do even if you have to pay for it.

It is difficult to make a person who is working on his/her vocation or aptitude stop doing it. Even if those around them tell them to stop, they don't listen. The will becomes that strong.

A person can be devoted to a vocation or aptitude because the act suits him or her. At that time, you become mindless and are blessed with intuition. That's why doing it is fun.

What one is gifted at is what he or she loves to do.

The word "striving" is not appropriate for someone who is doing what he loves. They are just working on it mindlessly and enthusiastically because it is fun.

For those who are doing what they love, life goes by in a flash. For those who are doing what they don't like, life is long.

When we work on our vocation and aptitude, we may feel a sense of mission. Then you will have the strength to face hardships.

Even if you are working on your vocation, there are periods of time when it doesn't budge. No matter how long that period may be, if it is a calling, you will never give up. Because it follows the intuitive impulse that arises at that moment, it feels fulfillment and joy in doing it and does not seek reward. Therefore, they will not be disappointed or lose motivation. On the contrary, if there is a desire for reward, if it doesn't budge, you will be crushed somewhere.

There are studies that are fun and studies that are not fun. The former is when you are working according to your curiosity, the latter is when you are doing something you don't want to do. The former is a spontaneous learning experience and easy to remember, while the latter is the opposite.

People like themselves doing what they like, and when they are doing that, they are more active, make friends more easily, and take more pictures.

When people are good at what they do, they become quick-witted and often inspired. Conversely, when we do things that we are not good at, our brains slow down.

The moment you take a shower, you become absent-minded and ideas are more likely to spark.

When you are talking to someone and a delivery arrives, or when you are thinking and suddenly need to go to the bathroom, these casual moments can be the time to stop doing things, or they can be the moments when you become momentarily absent-minded and a different idea comes to mind.

In the morning, when you wake up from sleep, there is no noise in your head, so that time of day is suitable for thinking. Conversely, at night, your head is tired from the noise of the day, and your ability to concentrate is diminished.

Ideas are more likely to come to mind after waking up in the morning or even after a nap, so think about the problem before going to bed. Then the mind is organized during sleep.

Inspiration and ideas by intuition are forgotten as quickly as dreams. It is better to write them down immediately on the spot.

When you are mindlessly making things, the timing when there is nothing more to do comes as a gut feeling. That is the moment of completion. But when you look at it the next day, you may see something new to do.

A thought cannot think of two things at the same time. If you want to maximize your ability in that moment, focus on one thing at a time.

Even when you are working mindlessly, you are still using your thoughts. But if you create with an over-reliance on thought, you will create something old. This is because you are creating from past memories rather than intuitively. Then, in the middle of creation, you become bored and want to quit.

The situation that any person is in at the moment contains what he or she needs to do or learn. Some people are already aware of it at the time, others realize it later. Others repeat similar situations over and over without realizing it at all. When the captivity to the ego is strong, there is a lot of dissatisfaction and the person does not face the current situation. The less captive we become, the more we see the situation from the perspective of what it is trying to make us realize.

Sometimes the door to life closes. It is a period of learning brought about by consciousness. Then it does not develop externally and you cannot open that door by yourself. All you can do then is wait until it opens naturally and be prepared for when it does.

If your first impression in a new environment is, "I'm in a crazy place. This is not where I belong," and when you are not in a position to get out of that situation immediately, then it can be a period of great growth, mentally and otherwise.

Those who think of quitting in the middle of a project because they can't do it well as an escape are stuck in a success or failure mindset. So when they try something new, they are less likely to take the first step. The ego fears a loss of confidence or a wounding of its own pride. In such a situation, experiment once to see if it works for you. That way, even if it doesn't suit you, it will be easier to quit in the middle of the experiment because you've experimented. If one day you find the right fit, it will be harder to quit, and your abilities will naturally come into play.

Continuing and giving up are also thoughts. When you follow your curiosity, intuition, impulse, and motivation will naturally come from within. When you follow your intuition, you naturally continue.

People have different standards of right and wrong depending on their past memories and cultural backgrounds. Even helping others can be considered a thankless task. There is essential goodness in acts that occur spontaneously and without thought.

When we love someone and act out of consideration for them, we may call it love or affection. If it is something that demands even the slightest return, disappointment and disappointment await us when we do not receive anything in return. It can be selfishness disguised as affection, or it can be selfishness mixed with affection. On the contrary, it is pure love that keeps on giving even when there is nothing in return. For example, a parent nurturing a child. Selfless action is love itself, and there is no anger when it is betrayed. On the contrary, ego is also a thought of gain and loss. In other words, affection and love are intuitive actions that come from consciousness, and are consciousness itself. This world, which is made of consciousness, is also made of affection.

Through life experiences, human beings grow from beginners to experts, from immaturity to maturity, from roughness to sophistication, from violence to non-violence, from confusion to harmony, from conflict to peace, from thought to mindlessness, and from ego to consciousness. Growth is also a property of consciousness.


The ego, the "I," is thought. The ego cannot be mindless.

In order not to be driven by thoughts, it is necessary to know about the ego.

There are two kinds of thoughts. One is a thought that comes to mind unconsciously and spontaneously. The other is a thought that is intentional, such as a plan. Some thoughts disappear quickly, while others stay in the brain, occupying a large part of the brain.

The majority of thoughts are replayed memories from the past.

Being born as a human being means that everyone has an ego. Unconscious thoughts are triggered by past memories. After thoughts come words and deeds, and these become our personality and character. A past full of failures makes us feel inferior, lacking confidence and aggressive, while a past full of successes makes us think positively and proactively. For these reasons, people repeat the same behavior and have the same problems.

The "I" ego repeats itself: past memories, unconscious and spontaneous thoughts, feelings, words and actions, personality, life experiences, past memories, and so on. This repetition of life ends when the ego becomes habituated to being mindless and conscious.

If you ask, "Who are you?" you will get answers like, "My name is ◯◯◯◯," "I am a Japanese woman," "I work in sales," "I have a college degree," "I have patience," "I get angry," "I laugh a lot," "I am slow," "I used to play tennis," and "My hobby is mountain climbing. These are descriptions of "my" past memories and experiences, which explain the ego. This is not the real self, but a thought, an illusion, not the consciousness that is the fundamental form of man.

The ego is a thought, a desire, a strong "I," self-preferential, insidious, sticky, persistent, bitter, hateful, dictatorial, self-centered, ugly, vulgar, arrogant, stubborn, cunning, shameless, liar, irresponsible, runaway, hideous, and inadequate. unknowing, greedy, arrogant, taking from others, profit-losing, not sharing, unfair, dishonest, conceited, superior, paranoid, dependent, expectant, disappointed, dark, unhappy, suffering, black, suspicious, vicious, aggressive, overbearing, threatening, intrusive, violent, violent, wild, and They are mean, bullying, ups and downs, loud, restless, boredom averse, unstable, messy, dirty, messy, disorganized, exclusive, rejecting, polarizing, factionalist, discriminatory, constricting, small, inferior, shy, mean, and Vain, proud, showy, shy, approval-seeking, self-promoting, fearful, weak, miserable, lonely, sad, hopeless, frustrated, unloving, hedonistic, addicted, sensitive, vulnerable, and all negative things.

Man has an underlying affection called consciousness, but the cloud of ego covers its surface. As the ego cloud thins, people say and do more loving things.

The stronger a person's captivity to the ego, the worse his character becomes. The less captive one is, the better one's character becomes.

Ignorance of consciousness and ego will continue to create problems and suffering.

By realizing that you are always suffering from unconscious thoughts, you can distance yourself from the ego.

The stronger the captivity to the ego, the stronger and more suffering in life.

When you are trapped by the ego, your foolish acts increase. When a person looks foolish, it is when he is thinking and acting only for himself. Even those who can study can be foolish, and some people can be pure and righteous even if they cannot study.

People who act on their desires ultimately destroy themselves.

They build by greed and crush by greed.

If you are proud, the time will come when your nose will be broken. Pride is also "I," the ego. Life is designed to bring shame at some point.

The more greedy a person is, the greater the pain he experiences and the more he realizes his bad habits. Those who are less greedy notice it through small pains.

People feel hardship because of their ego. But hardship is an opportunity to grow into a deeper humanity.

With ego, we experience deep sorrow, but it fosters compassion for others.

With ego, one experiences frustration and despair. When one despairs, one sees death's door before one's eyes and is faced daily with the choice of dying or enduring.

There is a view one sees when one despairs. An endless gray cloud, oneself standing on the edge of a cliff, oneself immersed in a poisonous swamp, or one person tumbling down a deep hole. At those times, I feel as if I will never recover.

When I despair, I have few friends to talk to about it. Hopelessness can only be shared with those who have experienced despair. People don't talk to others when they are in real pain.

When things are going well, we gain confidence and feel like we can do it. The advice they give to someone else is also positive. However, when the ego can no longer ride that wave, it loses confidence very easily. Actions that depend on confidence are fragile. The equanimity that does not come from self-confidence comes from detachment.

Events in life are neutral, neither good nor bad. It is thoughts that give them meaning, and past memories decide.

The ego distinguishes between friend and foe, but consciousness makes no such distinction.

When it is present as consciousness, there are no thoughts, so there is no forward or backward thinking. Behind actions that appear to be positive may be hidden fears and insecurities. When acting as consciousness, there is no fear or anxiety.

The ego looks only outside of the body, so it often sees what others say and do. But it does not look at its own inner self. So when it fails, it thinks it is someone else's fault. Therefore, there is no learning and growth. To be unmindful is to look inside. The less one is caught up in the ego, the more one thinks that the cause of one's failure may be one's own fault. In other words, they look at themselves more closely, reflect, learn, and grow.

Resistance is one of the ego's reactions.

When you try to change someone's character, they sense it. Then the other person's ego resists and becomes stubborn so as not to be defeated.

If you are trapped in your ego, you become self-centered, and even if you cause trouble for someone and are warned, you think you are the victim and do not admit fault. Therefore, there is no point in fighting the other person's ego, and the ego will just run away.

The ego will not accept defeat at any cost and tries to win at any cost.

Consciousness works on people and the world through intuition and events. Its work is harmony. Within that consciousness, the ego desires to gain to a small extent, unaware that such a function exists. That small desire cannot prevail against the infinitely expanding consciousness that also includes it.

A large human vessel is how much one is free from the ego, how much one is mindless, and how much one has love for others. A small vessel is the strength of the ego that excludes others and puts "I" first.

When one is offended by others' opinions, it is the ego's defensive instinct to feel hurt and to protect itself. Sometimes this is called a small vessel. When we are emotional, we are aware of our ego and can easily see what we are obsessed with. When we are conscious, we do not care if we are criticized and do not react.

When "I" am hurt, that is what the ego fears.

When the ego is trapped, it thinks that accepting the advice of others is a defeat. When the ego fades, the advice is appreciated.

If you grow up as a teenager in a world of winning and losing, such as in sports, you will still have a habit of treating people based on winning and losing even as an adult. Even in the smallest conversation, we try to win more than the other person. This is difficult and troublesome to deal with. And they are unaware of this habit.

The ego always has someone to attack. He feels superior to the other person and hopes that the other person will lose. At work or at school.

When you understand the ego and quiet your mind, you can see the ego of others.

The more you know about your ego, the more you can see the reasons for the words and actions of others.

Those who are strongly trapped by the ego, those who are less trapped by the ego, and those who are conscious of the ego will all have similar patterns of speech and behavior. Those who are close to each other in their degree of ego captivity are comfortable with each other and gather together as friends. However, when the ego is strong, conflicts increase, and when the ego is weak, conflicts are few.

When the ego is strong, there is dishonesty. No matter how beautifully a dishonest person speaks, his or her true intentions will eventually be revealed by his or her words and actions. What they say and what they do are at odds with each other.

Thoughts always judge things as superior or inferior, up or down, right or wrong. Children are less prone to this tendency, but as they grow older, it becomes stronger.

The ego changes its attitude depending on the people it comes in contact with. The stronger the ego, the more likely it is to view relationships in terms of hierarchy. They are flattering to superiors and overbearing to subordinates. Because these types are comfortable with each other, they often gather together. When this type of person becomes a leader, the people around him or her also tend to be of that type. And the organization's culture will be the same.

When a person with a strong ego becomes the boss, the boss is intimidating to his children, and the children follow him obediently, unable to give their opinions to the boss. The subordinates are also intimidated by their bosses, and the bosses' subordinates are unable to give their opinions to their bosses and follow them obediently. This is a repetition. Just as happiness and suffering are two sides of the same coin, sadism and masochism are two sides of the same coin and are the nature of the ego.

The ego of the lower henchman does not want to be offended by the higher henchman, so it shrinks and cannot express its own opinion. The superior henchman, seeing this, becomes frustrated and accuses the subordinate henchman, demanding improvement. However, the ego of the upper henchman also does not want to be offended by his boss, so he cannot clearly express his own opinion. When the younger henchman sees this, he thinks, "You are just like me. Since the ego is always looking outward rather than inward, it is difficult to notice self-contradictions. This also happens in the organization of human society.

The ego is vulnerable to things that appear to be big and strong, such as the authority and competence of the other party. It shrivels up and becomes a yes-man when it cannot win. Conversely, the ego tends to find leaders who are only gentle easy to deal with and look down on them. To deal with people with strong egos, leaders need not only sincerity but also competence.

Staff members who blindly listen to their leaders or are afraid of their leaders tend to adopt the same attitude when a leader treats someone roughly. Conversely, when a leader treats someone with respect, they tend to follow suit. This is submissive behavior that comes from ego, such as lack of confidence, fear, and self-preservation. A person who is less trapped by ego will treat everyone with affection no matter how the leader treats anyone. This is because that person is not trapped by fear.

A weak attitude and inability to assert oneself does not mean that one has a thin ego. Behind them hide a lack of self-confidence, self-preservation and stubbornness in not wanting to be disliked. When one is unmindful, one's attitude becomes normal, free from these things.

The ego envies successful people when they are within reach and reveres them when they are out of reach.

Whenever you achieve success, large or small, someone somewhere is always jealous of you. In a society that has not overcome the ego of wanting more, everyone feels inadequate. Thus, for those who are not doing what they love or doing well, the stories of those who are doing what they love can sound dazzling and boastful.

The ego thinks in terms of gains and losses, so it smiles and talks in front of the other person and swears when that person is gone. If you don't know these things, you may distrust people, but you shouldn't worry about it because this kind of social interaction is normal for the ego.

Humans fight because of the ego.

A misanthropist hates not the other person itself, but the words and actions of the other person's "I," the ego. That is why they sometimes like children and animals. Anything that has not developed the ability to think is not evil.

Shyness is also ego. Not knowing what to say to the other person, worrying about what the other person will think, etc. are all thoughts. When you are absent-minded, those thoughts don't come to mind, and you don't actively or passively talk to them, you just talk or keep quiet normally.

Not being able to stand the silence when the conversation stops is an anxiety and a thought. When one is absent-minded, there are no thoughts to be concerned about.

A strong sense of inferiority can create the power to create something in reaction to the motivation to appear big, to be great, or to be perceived as such. Such as starting a business, seeking power and titles, becoming flashy, etc.

People with a strong sense of inferiority or envy may embarrass others in everyday conversation or dare to point out things they care about. Then they feel as if they have the upper hand. In the moment, they feel as if they have won, but in the long run, they are disliked. A bad character makes it difficult to maintain good relationships, and the same kind of relationships are created wherever they go.

If the ego is bothered by something about itself, it sees the same place in the people it comes in contact with. It compares itself to others, and the superiority or inferiority of others makes it feel secure, insecure, or even superior. In body, possessions, abilities, etc. The ego is anxious about the imperfect "I". The mindless has no insecurity because there is no incomplete "I".

When you point out the ego of the other person's inferiority, envy, etc., the other person may notice and improve, but may also resent you. It depends on the relationship and the situation.

If the ego is strong, there is a lot of resentment and anger. Especially when you are made to lose.

When faced with intense anger or fear, there may be a reaction in the abdomen or other parts of the body. Like a stomach ache due to stress. When this happens, it doesn't seem to subside immediately, even if you are mindless, and requires concentration and patience. Facing the angry ego is an effective way to move away from anger. Prolonged anger leads to illness.

The ego gossips and talks behind others' backs. It usually changes the story slightly to suit itself and says things in a way that slightly demeans the other person. The listener may think that this is the whole story based only on the primary information. It is not fair unless you hear both sides of the story. However, if the rumor-monger is a person with little ego, he or she tends to explain only the facts, without making excuses or criticizing, and not to be on the same footing as the person who spread the gossip. For a calm and pure person, insidious and vulgar acts are not an option.

A person who spreads bad news about someone here and there is driven by ego. Thus, they expect to make themselves look good or to bring someone else down. Therefore, they distort the truth. People with thin egos do not talk behind people's backs and do not spread bad news.

When you speak behind someone's back, some of the people listening to you may think, "They must be saying bad things about me somewhere too. Then they stop saying what they really think about the person behind the back, and people of good character begin to distance themselves.

When someone accuses me of something, I feel like talking back or making excuses. If you remain patient and silent in such situations, you will train yourself not to be driven by your ego.

The ego tends to get angry when it feels that someone is going to bring its faults to light. The ego resists admitting defeat.

A person who is prone to petty complaints rarely builds amicable relationships. Both at home and at work.

The more a person's ego fades, the more independent he or she becomes. Therefore, they become less dependent on the other person. However, since everyone has an ego, they are dependent and become tired of relationships. Therefore, it is necessary to consider distance. There are relationships that work because you only see each other once every few months. There are relationships that work better when we see each other every day. Some relationships work better if you see each other every day, but only for two hours a day, and some relationships become stressful when you see each other for eight hours. Even with a lover, there are times when you want to be alone after being together for days at a time. You will have fewer relationship problems if you consider how often you see each other depending on how compatible you are with the other person. Be it family, lovers or friends.

To be present as consciousness is to be independent. Dependence on others also comes from thinking. We want to be with someone because we are lonely, we want the same person to help us all the time, etc.

The more dependent the relationship is, the more likely it is to deteriorate. Both in work and in relationships.

People seem to choose their own lives, but in fact they are unconsciously repeating words and actions influenced by past memories. Women who are often cheated on always choose men who are likely to cheat on them. Men who get into debt get into situations where they have to borrow money many times.

People who bully have one thing in common. It is someone with a strong "I" ego. People who are so caught up in their ego that they bully often engage in violence and other aggressive behavior. Because they see only themselves, they have little empathy for the pain of others.

The stronger the ego, the more people like and dislike others, which can cause disunity and division in an organization.

People with bad personalities realize that they have an unpleasant personality, but they have a hard time changing themselves. This is because they are unaware that they are being swept away by the thoughts that occur unconsciously every day.

The ego has an extremely cold behavior of ignoring or cutting off the relationship, but on the other hand, it has the opposite side of being loyal to the person who once accepted it. Consciousness is not bound by either of these, and shows the same affection no matter what the attitude of the other person is.

Sudden thoughts cause him to say and do things. If the content is violent or abusive, it is painful for the person with whom he or she comes into contact. This behavior is also triggered by past memories. If we are unaware of this, we will not be able to heal the behavior that hurts the other person. Strong emotional scars can easily occupy the mind with intense spontaneous thoughts and cause negative behavior.

Children who were not blessed with the love of their parents or other people around them in their childhood, or who were discriminated against or abused, may eventually engage in delinquent or antisocial behavior and cause trouble to those around them. The child is lonely deep down inside and wants someone's attention, so he or she commits nuisances and tries to get people's attention. For example, he/she makes noise to fill the loneliness in his/her heart and tries to get someone's attention, such as driving a car or riding a motorcycle in a reckless manner. Such behavior also comes from past memories as unconscious spontaneous thoughts and determines the person's words and actions. If a person is frequently disturbed, he or she will resent those around him or her, and then rebel against them even more, and so on, in a vicious cycle. Becoming mindless is a solution to this problem as well. We can make it a habit to be conscious, carefully observe our thoughts, and when a past memory automatically replayed, recognize that it is temporary, and return to the state of no-mind again. Then there is a real determination to really make it a habit.

People who treat themselves messily will be treated messily by others. People who take care of themselves will be taken care of by others.

If you are not confident in yourself on a regular basis, someone else will tell you what to do and attack you more often. The ego is always looking for someone to attack, and it senses someone who is insecure by their mood. It is just the right target. In work or sports, where you have to produce results, your peers will blame you if you are not confident. Fellow egos fear that they will lose or be undermined. Overconfidence can catch you off guard, but when you are unself-conscious, you are not trapped by your self-confidence.

In normal everyday life, everyone speaks and acts normally. At a certain moment, however, a thought occurs suddenly and the person's past memories are automatically replayed, and he or she suddenly becomes cold, aggressive, or moody. Eventually it subsides and normalcy returns. When this happens frequently, it is tiring for the person you are dating.

When one gets drunk after drinking alcohol, past memories are easily replayed automatically. This can lead to binge drinking, bitchiness, and a sexual desire that is not usually expressed. All of these are sudden thoughts.

Everyone has habitual thoughts that they are unaware of, and spontaneous thoughts can be engraved in deep places of the mind. They are feelings of inferiority, trauma, envy, resentment, thinking only of one's own gain, etc. If you are unaware of it, the behavior will annoy someone, damage your reputation, and attack you. Start by sitting quietly with your eyes closed for even three minutes a day and becoming aware of your heart. The first step is to observe each of these feelings and realize that you have been swept away by them. If you repeat this process, you will develop a habit of noticing each time an emotion arises. When you become aware, your thoughts stop at that moment and you are no longer swept away by them. In this way, the limiting thoughts will disappear.

If you are not always aware of your thoughts, you will be swept away. In the beginning, it feels tedious to be always mindful, but once it becomes a habit, it becomes easier to be mindless.

As long as a person is swept away by the ego, it is difficult to eradicate aggression toward others. As long as there is an "I," he will put himself first to protect and enhance his reputation. If the ego feels bad, it will start attacking others. Depending on how the attack is received, it may or may not be bullying. It is good to spread the word that bullying is not good, but for those who are strongly trapped by the ego, morality is only on the surface, and on the field, they think of themselves as winning over the other party. Bullying tends to occur when people have to stay together in the same place for a medium to long term. It is better to create an environment that avoids such things to avoid bullying. If it is a one-off harassment, it can be a didactic event to stay away from that person.

The more your ego fades, the less you really want to beat them and the less competitive you become. It is also obsession and ego to think that if you don't win, it doesn't matter, you need to win. That can be suffering.

Even if it looks like competition, if there is no thought of winning or losing, there is only joking around, having fun, and moderate exercise. When you start obsessing about winning and losing, you create an ego of suffering and superiority.

To reach a climax means that you will eventually face suffering after it has passed. If you obsess.

It is one obsession to have to be mindless every day. Relax and just be mindless, without getting caught up in form.

If you are obsessed with not being obsessed, you will end up being obsessed with the wrong thing.

Even when mindlessness becomes a habit, spontaneous thoughts of fear and suffering will still occur in the moment. But when it is habitual, you will notice the thoughts immediately and observe them as they simply disappear.

New things that begin to appear in the world are subject to criticism. Cell phones, computers, the Internet, etc. Behind the criticism are thoughts of fear, anxiety, rejection, and attachment to the past.

There is no good or bad in chasing after material things, and if you get enough of them, you will realize that they do not make you happy in an essential way.

When people are stressed, they begin to think about themselves and their causes. Then they try to fix their shortcomings and become wiser. It is tempting to avoid suffering, but facing it head-on leads to growth.

Knowing that as long as there is an ego, everyone is suffering in some way, a sense of empathy and compassion for others will grow. This helps to suppress the feelings of envy and anger that temporarily arise.

Marriage with values placed on external things, such as material goods, causes emotional distress. You lose time for yourself, money at your disposal, stress over what the other person says and does, a sense of constraint that prevents you from quitting your job, and anxiety about the future. These suffer because they seek things external to themselves. But on the other hand, it is also a good opportunity to realize your essential inner value.

If two people, whether lovers or married, do not know that they exist as a consciousness, their ego, which prioritizes "I," will begin to expect this and that from the other person. If the partner does not live up to expectations, it turns into disappointment. When egos are strong, expectations are high and dissatisfaction with the other person is high. Expectations and disappointments are both thoughts. Those with low egos have greater compassion than expectations for the other person.

The ego thinks and expects "my" pleasure in everything. And it is also disappointed.

When someone expects something of you and you move out of fear that you will be disappointed if you do not respond, this is not intuitive, but ego self-preservation. To act only for the good of the person who expects it of you is loving.

The ego cannot sit still and be quiet. It becomes anxious when it has nothing to do. So it always wants to think about something and move.

The ego cannot stand boredom or loneliness, so it distracts itself by looking at its cell phone or meeting with friends. These feelings also come from thoughts and disappear when we become mindless.

If I were to suddenly fall ill and be hospitalized, I would feel anxious. If you engage in mindlessness at such a time, you will realize that your mind is occupied with thoughts of fear. When you are mindless, you can look at your fears objectively. It is not a pleasant feeling, but it is good training.

When we are mindless and present as consciousness, there is no division. When we think and express our thoughts in words and sentences, division occurs. Good, bad, fast, slow, happy, sad, etc. The state of no division is the state of no thought. Words are useful to explain this, but they can only explain up to the point of entry.

Consciousness continues to exist without thought, but thought does not work without consciousness.

We can be delusional in our daily lives. Delusions are thoughts, creating a story of anticipation of something, a story about anxiety, etc. Dreams during sleep can also be stories that thoughts create from events experienced during the day, or intuitive ones.

The pleasure of getting something is temporary. The stronger the ego, the less satisfied we are with how much we get.

Thinking is a tool. Like a cell phone, it is useful if you master it, but if you depend on it, you are swept up in it and become addicted.

Alcoholism, drug addiction, game addiction, and other addictions are also unconscious thoughts that occupy the mind and control the person's words and actions. This is why they repeat the same behavior over and over again. It means unconsciousness to sudden thoughts.

In the money society, what pleases the ego sells. Exciting things, addictive things, scandals. Stronger and sweeter tastes than light. A talker or funny person rather than a quiet person. Entertainment, movies, games, martial arts, and sports over natural scenery. All stimulate the senses and are thereby not boring. The ego that always wants something to please. The ego hates quiet and motionless things. It is just that after being tired in a noisy place, one can go out to a quiet place and feel a sense of calm. That is the comfort of being in consciousness.

The ego always seeks stimulation. When it is used to that, it feels bored to be absent-minded. Then, the ego is less serious about being absentminded, and after three days, it forgets about it. It is easy to end a commitment to Mu-shin in three days. It takes serious determination and long-term persistence.

When you see something and it sticks in your memory, you remember it at a moment's notice. This is especially true if it is easy to understand, easy to remember, or addictive. If you see it all the time, you feel a sense of familiarity. When we are unconscious of a sudden thought, our body reacts to that thought. Then we do things, like buy things or go there. Advertising is a clear example.

The ego develops science and technology in order to win and profit from competition. However, even if science develops, if man does not develop a commitment to the mindlessness, he will destroy himself.

People suffer from fear of death, but even if there were no death, they would still suffer from aging. This changes the way we see death.

Matter will surely collapse one day. Houses, plants, bodies, and the sun. The only thing that lasts forever in this world is consciousness.

At night, we maintain our mindlessness until the moment we fall completely asleep. In this way, we practice for the death that will eventually come. If we feel fear or anxiety at the moment of death, it is a thought, an attachment to the body and this world. Even then, we remain as consciousness until the end.

Even if you feel useless when you are hospitalized due to illness or old age, you are still useful as a training ground for new nurses. Feeling useless is also a thought.

Leaves start out watery and tender, but eventually dry up, become hard, and disperse. The human body is also watery and soft when young, but as it ages it becomes hard and watery and finally dies. The mind, too, is honest, flexible, and positive, and the ego has little influence on it, making it look young. There are people who are old but young at heart, and there are people who are young but already old.

Babies do not have the knowledge that bees will sting them, so they are not afraid when bees fly by. Adults know that bees may sting, and it is painful and frightening, and comes out as a quick defensive reaction. In other words, it is a defensive reaction of the ego, a thought and action that comes from past memories. When a mother tries to get rid of a baby who is about to be stung by a bee, it is an action that comes from love. In other words, it is an intuitive action that comes from consciousness.

When we observe the world, we can see the rules. For example, if a person acts for the good of the world, he or she will be pleased and appreciated by others. On the other hand, if you act with self-centeredness, you will be hated by others. If you give a gift to someone, you will receive a gift in return; if you hit someone, you will be hit back or arrested. In other words, depending on whether our thoughts are positive or backward, the subsequent phenomena will return accordingly.

If you use your thoughts with good intentions, you will get good results. If they are used with bad thoughts, bad results will be returned.

When you are tired or irritated, something goes wrong. Backward thinking leads to backward events.

In this view, the act of murder is mostly a manifestation of self-interest, anger, and resentment, a self-centered act performed by the ego. Suicide also comes from backward-looking, self-centered thinking that wants to turn away from problems and escape suffering. Furthermore, the family members of the suicidal person also suffer from it. Suicide and murder are often committed from an "I"-first mindset. That backward thinking comes back to you.

From the ego's point of view, it is "my" life. When you are in consciousness, there is no "I" or "my life. The only consciousness is before the birth of "I," after the birth, and after the death. When we are as consciousness, we transcend birth and death.

When we act as Consciousness, we are free from values such as good and bad, good and bad, and good and bad, and we act only on intuition. It is to get out of the bondage of thought, which is the ego. In other words, until we return to consciousness as the root, we are born as a human being with an ego through some kind of attachment. That is why life exists. From this perspective, even if you commit suicide, you will be born again, and the same suffering that you had when you committed suicide will eventually come back to you.

As long as the ego exists, problems and suffering will arise. That suffering is the trigger that makes the ego aware, not the enemy. Emotions such as aggression, envy, resentment, inferiority complex, and attachment create suffering, but the events are triggers for the ego to become aware of itself. If there is an emotion in the past that has not been overcome, the event occurs to overcome it.

When we realize that we have been trapped by the ego, we can see that human history is a history of being trapped by the ego.

Organization and Leader

The more people of integrity there are, the more harmonious, friendly, and good-natured the organizational dynamic becomes. Sincerity is a quality exhibited by those who are less trapped by the ego, or those who are conscious of it. Conversely, the more people with strong egos are in an organization, the more uncooperative it becomes, the less harmonious its movements become, and the more discord there is.

People do not like conflict and war. If there is a conflict, the ego wants to win over the other party and keep itself safe. The other party is thinking the same thing. Therefore, it is better if there is no conflict itself. For this reason, it is necessary to choose a leader who is free from internal conflict. This is true in every place and at every stage. Otherwise, a leader with a strong ego will emerge and start fighting for their own safety first. This creates anxiety about the surroundings, more people take up arms, tensions rise, and the conflict grows. The first step in electing good leaders is for people around the world to know about this vicious cycle.

People think of the military as an organization that protects their country and its people. However, if the leader of the country is a dictator with a strong ego, the military becomes a threat to the people. For example, if they defy the government's policies, they can be arrested or shot. In other words, the military, which is meant to protect itself, also becomes a threat to itself. Therefore, it is better not to have an army itself.

When a dictator with a strong ego becomes the leader, he acts for his own gain and ignores the opinions of the people. When a person who is conscious becomes a leader, he works for the good of the whole and respects the opinions of the people. Other leaders are somewhere in between.

When a leader has a strong ego, he or she tries to maintain his or her position at all costs. He will not retire, and will try to stay in power even if it means changing the law. If this is a dictatorship, a government of fear will take place, and people will be attacked by the military and will not be able to resist. People must choose their leaders carefully.

If a person with a strong ego becomes the leader, his sons and other children will try to take over the power of their parents when they grow up. In this way, rule by the same family continues from generation to generation, and the people suffer.

Some people have qualities such as being good at their jobs, smart, proactive, loud and strong, well-spoken, conspicuous, and scary when offended. They may be naturally chosen as leaders in an organization. But before these factors, we look to see if the person has integrity. That will determine whether the leader's decisions are good for everyone or for some. When a leader who is honest and smart distributes the wealth before him, he takes many things into consideration and aims for a fair distribution based on the good of the whole. When a dishonest but smart leader distributes, he distributes based on how only he and those close to him can benefit. When an honest leader scolds, he or she does so with the growth of the other person in mind. When a dishonest leader scolds, he does so out of resentment for not doing what he says, or to prevent himself from losing money in the future.

When a person who is intelligent and highly capable, but dishonest and egocentric becomes a leader, he or she may achieve better performance and results in the short term. However, in the medium to long term, the organization rots because inequalities and autocratic decisions continue to be made. And the residents become collateral damage. Therefore, first priority is given to those with integrity, and then the most capable people are selected as leaders.

If a leader is chosen because of his or her ability to do the job, the staff of the group may suffer. If the leader does not have the integrity and love to care for others, attacks on those who cannot do the job will begin.

The more ego that enters into a leader's decision making, the further away from proper judgment he or she will be. For example, anger, resentment, feelings of inferiority, personal gain, etc.

A leader who says, "If I get hit, I will hit back," is not fit to be a leader. The immediate problem may subside, but the other person's resentment remains, and the payback may be one year, 10 years, or 50 years from now.

Do not choose a leader who makes you feel that if you cross him or her, you will get even with him or her. Also, people who choose such leaders do so out of fear and from a biased point of view.

If the leader is disloyal, the organization will not be comfortable.

People with bad character are disliked and people with good character are liked. People do not want to belong to an organization led by a person of bad character. Therefore, it is necessary to have a person of good character as a leader. A person of good character is a person who is not bound by the ego, but is conscious of it.

If the leader is a prude, the non-prude staff will feel ashamed of belonging to the group. Especially when others know.

A leader needs credibility more than a title. Trust is earned through integrity and competence. If there is trust, staff will trust, listen to, and move on even without a title. With a title alone, the staff will pretend to follow the leader on the surface for the time being.

 When a person with a strong ego becomes the master, the pattern that awaits him or her will be somewhat similar. It proceeds as follows.
 When a person with a strong ego becomes the boss, like attracts like, and people with similarly strong egos gather around him or her. They become henchmen and yes-men. The henchmen are good at sesame, and skillfully say or do things that the boss would like to hear or see. They receive special treatment from their boss, are promoted quickly, are given special positions, and receive more pay and benefits than others.
 Both the boss and the henchmen are egocentric, so they only give priority to themselves. The other members of the organization, who work diligently, feel that working diligently is empty and foolish. The sense of solidarity and self-control in the organization disappears. This is how organizational corruption and corruption progress.
 At this stage, it becomes difficult for the serious members to point out and stop the behavior of the bosses and henchmen. This is because those with strong egos are aggressive and bullying, and those who try to point out their behavior risk being attacked and fired themselves.
 Those with similar personalities of strong egos are comfortable with each other, and the initial relationship between parent and henchman is comfortable. However, because they lack the ability to restrain their desires, the boss is more likely to overdo things and lacks stability in his decisions. For example, they may take an unusually large share of their own money, misuse the organization's resources, or give out more and more orders without moderation. If the henchmen do not receive as much as their parents, they will become jealous and frustrated. The henchmen are basically yes-men, and because they are afraid of the boss, they are rarely able to assert themselves face to face.       
 No one can stop the boss from running amok, and the organization begins to lose control, and the henchmen begin to feel that they are in danger. The henchmen, in turn, begin to become enemies of the boss. They begin to act as if they had never been treated specially by their bosses, and they begin to pretend to be righteous. What is typical here is that the egocentric boss can blame others no matter how bad he is, and he claims to be the victim even if he lies. He is also the first to claim this to outsiders, and tries to gain more friends and build an advantageous situation.
 Then, the organization is lucky that it did not collapse, and after some twists and turns, the boss leaves the organization. This does not solve the problem. If one of the henchmen with a strong ego similar to that of the former boss becomes the new boss and assumes a position of influence, the same thing will happen all over again. When the more serious members of the group point out the past mistakes of the henchmen, the henchmen refuse to acknowledge them and blame the previous boss for everything. In other words, those with strong egos always blame someone else, so they repeat the same thing over and over again and never grow. Then, as a matter of course, they get a larger share or special treatment. Thus the negative cycle continues.
 The only way to break this chain is to renew the members with strong egos. However, many of the henchmen are highly motivated to do their jobs because of their strong egos, and they have a great deal of influence both inside and outside the company. Therefore, it is difficult to renew the subordinates unless the next faithful leader has the ability and determination to do so, and he must have the courage not to be afraid of incurring the resentment of the subordinates. In other words, before this happens, one must be careful to choose an honest person at the stage of selecting a boss, to see if he or she has a strong ego. In the end, for better or worse, the effects will come back to everyone in the organization. And it takes an enormous amount of energy to rebuild that organization.

In a world where the people of the world do not have the perspective of electing honest leaders who are free of internal strife, it is easy for the greedy to become leaders. In a candidacy system, everyone has the right to become a leader. Therefore, those with strong egos come forward. When such a person with a strong ego becomes leader, that ego is afraid of losing, so it insists on arming its own country, arguing that this will also serve as a deterrent. However, when other countries have leaders with strong egos, they have the same fear and begin to build up their armaments. In this way, a peaceful society will never come to pass.

 When leaders are chosen through a candidacy system, those with strong egos will emerge. Among them will be those who do not want to be respected by others, those who are greedy for status and honor, and those who are petty and clever. And those who belong to that organization will hate it.
 Even if someone is generally affable and has a good public reputation, close family members and business associates who spend time with him or her every day will see through his or her backstage personality. This look is needed to choose the leaders of society, and it is more suitable to build a peaceful society if leaders are pushed up through recommendations.

An honest leader who is recommended by those around him or her who know his or her personal attitude is better suited to build a peaceful society than one who tries to become a leader himself or herself.

When one is engaged in being mindless and conscious on a daily basis, greed will become limitless. Therefore, they will not raise their hands to become leaders. Therefore, it becomes necessary for those around them to recommend them. Such a leader has no internal conflict, so he or she does not fight with anyone and can build a peaceful society.

The ego is always looking for someone to attack and endlessly seeks more and more material things. If a person with a strong ego becomes president or prime minister, he will try to expand his territory more and more. To do so, they use weapons and do all kinds of clever things to attack their opponents. Therefore, even if surrounding countries arm themselves and increase their military power, they will try to shake them from various angles in order to create openings for invasion. As long as the leaders of each country have strong egos, aggression will not cease and war will not end. The surrounding countries will never be able to create a situation of peace and security. The only way to build a peaceful society is to elect a leader who is infinitely less bound by ego, and the people of the world must understand this and elect such a person as their leader. Otherwise, a peaceful society will not be fundamentally created.

Younger staff members are less likely to know what they are suited for at work. Therefore, leaders observe them at work and elicit personality traits from them through chats and other means. It is love that interests and tries to understand. Affection is the very nature of consciousness.

The staff begins to trust the leader simply by listening and empathizing with him without giving advice. Listening and empathy come from an affection to accept others without denying them.

People feel great joy when someone else shares their experiences. On the contrary, empathizing with someone gives them joy and strength.

When a leader speaks in a way that is stifling, staff members who feel suffocated will leave. When you corner someone, you are trying to control them by making them feel fear. In other words, you are heading for destruction because of the words and actions that come from your ego. However, there are others who take advantage of this and encourage the growth of the other person. In such cases, they maintain a balance by being gentle and caring after a harsh word.

If the leader rejects ideas from the staff, no one will come up with new ideas.

When leaders themselves change the way they talk, treat people, ask for help, and help in a positive manner that includes love, respect, and gratitude, staff behavior changes.

Leaders need to say things that are painful to the staff, but only occasionally, or they will only be a nuisance. The person who is being a nuisance is also saying things for the other person's benefit, but the other person's ego perceives the point as an accusation, and he or she resists and becomes uncooperative or aggressive.

Sometimes advice to people is given in positive terms, and sometimes it is more conveyed in harsh words or a pessimistic view. A good balance is usually 80% positive and 20% negative, reversing the ratio depending on the time of year and the person you are talking to. Too much harshness will drive people away.

If a skilled person sees a beginner's approach, he or she can usually tell right away what is good and what is bad. It is better to be patient in the moment than to point it out right then and there. If the point is made immediately each time, the ego of the one doing the work will feel fear and will not be able to take drastic action. It is better to give advice less frequently later, when you have calmed down, so that the other person can receive it more easily and will not shrink away.

Advice to a person who is proud and has his ears plugged will not reach him. So the only thing to do is to wait until he or she makes a mistake and is humiliated. Only then do we see signs that he is listening to the opinions of those around him. If you try to force open a closed ear, your ego will become even more stubborn. However, even a person with a lot of pride may increase his trust and listen to those who continue to listen to him with love and affection. In this sense, those who are present as consciousness are more likely to soften the hearts of stubborn people.

Whether you teach someone who is doing a task they are not good at strictly or gently, you will see little improvement. However, if you teach them gently, they may improve, but only slightly. This is because they do not blame the person for their mistakes and try to reward them for their cooperation. The basic rule is to treat people with love.

It is better to reassess the right person for the right job if he or she makes many mistakes at work. Getting angry will only make them stop. When you put the right person in the right place, you will realize that the problem is not the person. The closer a new job is to a vocation or the right job, the more intuition you will have and the more you will be able to use your abilities. When you do something you are not good at, you are not blessed with intuition.

People with low egos, integrity, good work ethic, good understanding, motivation, tightness, self-discipline, and consideration for their fellow workers are easy to work with. They will help you even if the leader is not a little firm. On the contrary, working with people with strong egos and low integrity is a constant struggle. The leader has to use his or her head for this reason. Then, concrete measures to deal with the situation become wisdom. To nurture leaders, it is effective to entrust the latter with the organization. Although this may seem like hardship, it is no longer a bad thing when viewed as an opportunity for growth and awareness.

In an organization, there are people who do not do their work properly even when instructed by the leader. At that time, try to work with someone else. Even those who don't do their jobs well may have a good friend whom they can trust and feel secure with. If you pair them with this person, they will try to be tight because they do not want to break the relationship of trust with the other person. The ego is hostile to people it doesn't trust, but it doesn't want to be hated by people it trusts. It is not a dramatic improvement, however.

For those who are greedy and demanding of their share, the pay-for-success model is appropriate. The ego can exert great power for its own sake. When this type works in an organization, they tend to blame someone else when results are not achieved, and an atmosphere of gloom and doom is easily created in the organization. It is appropriate to put them in a situation where they have no excuses.

Organizations and leaders that are based on being mindless and conscious will move toward harmony.

Money Society

All industries-political, economic, educational, welfare, medical, scientific, entertainment, etc.-affect each other. Almost every problem that occurs in them is directly or indirectly related to money. The reason for this is that outside the big picture of these industries is the big picture of money. The solution lies in a de-monetized society that leaves this big picture.

A money society was effective in developing science from people living naked in fields and jungles to sending rockets into space and international communication via the Internet. It stimulated the ego to get more, which led to competition and wars, which led to the development of technology, intelligence, organization, and convenience. However, the technology has had a negative impact on the global environment and has come close to destroying it.

In a money society, a business owner who has a greed for money is more likely to succeed in his business. A person who is present as consciousness does not have that much greed. To have money in a money society is to have power, but it is impossible to build a peaceful society because it is based on the struggle for money. When we build a society where people do not need to earn money, it is easier for those who are present in consciousness to come out as leaders and build a society that is free from conflict and protects the natural environment.

In the money society, smartness is directly related to a good educational background, and a good educational background leads to a good job in a good company and a stable, high salary, which for the country leads to the development of human resources to compete with other countries. The structure of society is shaped based on money. This system is based on the assumption of acquisition and not on the essential thing of being as consciousness.

In a money-based society, human desires increase and values are heavily skewed toward acquisition. Acquisition of money, acquisition of things, acquisition of positions, acquisition of prestige, acquisition of people, acquisition of skills. It is the ego, the "I" that rejoices in acquisition. The ego eats up more resources than the natural cycle can compensate for. When we are conscious, the desire to acquire diminishes, and we acquire only the minimum necessary within the cycles of nature.

In a society of money, the ego's unceasing greed produces more goods and sells more goods, which in turn uses more and more natural resources and produces more and more waste. Economic growth is a repetition of this process. In inverse proportion to economic growth, the natural environment is destroyed.

The society of money, which demands more and more, strengthens the ego and keeps it away from selflessness. In this way, morality and moderation fade away.

Even if you increase the number of rules in detail, there will be those who will circumvent them. Especially when greed for money is involved.

When one becomes accustomed to a light meal, one realizes how richly seasoned the food of a money society is. Stimulation makes people addicted. Addiction makes money. More people get sick. It is also the ego that becomes addicted.

Money society is a society of competition for money. Therefore, there are winners and losers. This is how street people and low income people have existed around the world for hundreds of years. A money society is not a system where everyone can live an above-normal life, but a system that is unfair. It is a game where those who are better at making money win, a system where a few millionaires monopolize the money and the majority of people have low incomes.

The overconcentration of money society is efficient and easy to generate profits, but it is also weak and becomes a problem when triggered by disasters. Concentration of population in cities, mass production in one place, income source from one company, reliance on digital devices, etc. When we build a de-monetized society that does not pursue profit, a decentralized society will be built in terms of population distribution, agriculture, and manufacturing.

Young people around the age of 20, who have always been outspoken and cheerful, will at some point become darker. It started the day he started working.

They have to face people they don't like for hours every day. This causes stress. That is the workplace.

If you finish your work early and stay in a daze, you are seen as slacking off. That's why you have to pretend to be working a lot. That is the workplace.

A place where people talk to you as soon as you start concentrating. That is the workplace.

A place where you are made to work one or two hours of service overtime because you are worried that if only one of you leaves on time, you will be blamed.

Men tend to feel shame for having a low income. The ego, the "I," perceives low income as low ability, as defeat.

In the money society, when introducing oneself to someone new, one may tell them one's job or position. So much so that your job has become a representation of who you are. So if you are unemployed, you are often seen as somewhat of a problem. But most people around the world would prefer not to work if they could.

When you introduce yourself and tell people your job title or position, you are explaining your ego, your past memories, and your background. In other words, it is not about consciousness in its original form. To be trapped in the ego, as a student, part-time worker, freelancer, businessman, manager, or politician, is to act out the memory of the past. That ego builds relationships of gain and loss and hierarchical relationships. True friendship is difficult to develop and becomes a temporary business relationship. The relationship that exists as consciousness is not hierarchical or profit-loss, like the friendships built from childhood through the teenage years.

Even if it is a vocation or a suitable job, there are some things that are not popular or not worth the money. Then it becomes unlivable and difficult to continue. In this sense, the money society narrows the range of human expression.

Those who work from morning to night every day to earn a living and vaguely think that if they work hard, something good will come someday are in the faith of labor. It is also a thought that comes from past memories of common sense.

You will have no time to be alone. No more time to play with friends. You will have no money to spend freely. In return, the stress of work and anxiety about family will increase. That is marriage in the money society.

You are born, go to school, get a part-time job, get a job, get married, have children, get a promotion, your children grow up, you retire, get a pension, and your life expectancy comes. The ego lives by the common sense of money society and vaguely believes that death comes when one is old. However, when one has a near-death experience, one learns that death is always right next door. When we live our lives with an awareness of death as if we could die at any moment, the priorities and seriousness of our lives change.


Although it is human nature to be absent-minded or to be present as consciousness, which has nothing to do with religion, these explanations have existed in the realm of religion since ancient times. In Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zen, the habitual state of being without mind or consciousness is called enlightenment or liberation, and is considered to be the end of samsara, the cycle of birth and death. It is the end of the ego, the end of being born as a human being. The ego is a collection of past memories, including feelings and attachments that could not be overcome in past lives, which is called karma, or fate. This karma is the cause of man's sudden thoughts, leading to words and deeds, leading to suffering and temporary pleasure.

The next book is about "no mind" and "being as consciousness," and it is from ancient times to the present. It is found in ancient Greece, China, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zen. By learning about no-mind and consciousness from multiple perspectives, we can deepen our understanding of the subject. This knowledge is acquired through practice.

In every state of consciousness there is awareness, because it is awareness that causes consciousness in the first place. Therefore, the very awareness that consciousness is aware is already a movement in awareness. Being interested in your stream of consciousness itself leads you to awareness. It is nothing new. You will immediately become aware that it is the fundamental being, the basic being that is life itself, and also love and joy.

All names and forms are but fleeting waves in the ocean of consciousness, and there is only consciousness."

The sense of emotional detachment, such as hatred, envy, jealousy, greed, blame, shame, and all the rest, is perceived from a state of separation."

I don't know if there is such a state of being in which those sticky thoughts and moments of clinging never happen again in the human system." (omission) At some point, the interval between the occurrence of a sticky thought and its disappearance is so small that the occurrence and its disappearance are almost simultaneous."

'That which has fallen into the river of life and death cannot save itself from it by anything but knowledge."

The void-like, body-less state was stated according to well-researched scriptures and reasoning. If one has completely abandoned this idea of 'my' and 'I' and has become convinced of this state of being, he is liberated."

When the five organs of knowledge are still together with the will (i.e., "mind"), when reason is also motionless, people call it the highest state. They understand yoga to be the stillness and motionlessness of the senses. Then one can concentrate the mind. Yoga is really origin and immersion. It cannot be obtained by words, nor by the will, nor by the eye. How can it be understood except by saying, 'It exists.

Instead of thinking, 'I am the body,' say to yourself, 'I am consciousness. Choose one of these two. With which one will you live your life? Ego or consciousness? Consciousness is needed to do all things in life. You believe that the ego takes charge of life and acts on the decisions it makes. This is what is called ignorance."

Let the body act as the consciousness commands. Know that you are only an instrument. If you live as consciousness within consciousness, without claiming, 'The body is mine,' you will truly live a free life."

Yoga is the cessation of the workings of the mind. Then the beholder remains in his original form.

A vessel is covered when it is full of water, and a piggy bank retains its full shape as long as it is empty. Therefore, it is better for a prince to have a mind that is free from greed than to have a mind full of greed, and a body that is in a state of lack but not in a state of contentment.


When we become conscious of the stillness we encounter in life, we are in touch with a dimension within ourselves that has no form and no time, a part of ourselves that is beyond thought and ego. It may be the silence that pervades the natural world, the silence that pervades my room in the early morning, or the silence when sound suddenly ceases. Silence has no form. Therefore, we cannot become aware of silence through our thoughts. Thought is form. To be aware of stillness is to be still. To be still and suspended is to be in awareness without thought. There is no time when you are more deeply your essential self than when you are in stillness. When you are in quiet stasis, you temporarily become who you were before you took on the psychological and spiritual form of an individual. When you are in quiet stasis, you become more than a temporary being. You become unconditioned, formless, eternal consciousness."

When the soul, in contemplating something, takes the help of the body through sight, hearing, or some other sense (for to contemplate something through the senses is to contemplate it through the body), then the soul is aided by the body in a way that does not remain the same for a moment, but is aided by the body in a way that is not the same for a moment. It is pulled in the direction of the other, itself wandering, confused, intoxicated, and dizzy. (omission) But when the soul considers itself alone, it goes to the other world, to that which is pure, eternal, immortal, and the same. And since the soul is kin to such a thing, when it is purely itself, and it can be, it always relates to such a thing, ceases to wander, and always maintains a permanent identity, relating to the Eternal One. For the soul is in touch with such things. And this state of the soul is called wisdom (phronesis).

When water flows into the sea, the sea remains filled yet steadfast. Likewise, all desires enter into him, but he attains satori (tranquility). He who seeks desire does not attain it. If one abandons all desires, acts without desire, without the thought of 'mine,' and without selfishness, he attains sraddha. This, O Arjuna, is the state of Brahman. When one has attained it, he will not be lost. Even at the time of death, if one is in this state, he will attain nirvana in Brahman."

O Udaya! I have taught you that the renunciation of both greed and sorrow, the removal of depression, the cessation of regrets, the calmness of mind and the purity of thought, which arise from the contemplation of the truth, are the breaking of obscurity, the liberation through right understanding. I preach it."

The discernment of those who do not delight in sensory perception, either internally or externally, and who are careful to do so, ceases."

The quiet place where there is no thought is the cessation of suffering, and the peace and tranquility of the work of making. I know well the state of being where nothing that already exists exists exists, where there is no void, no discernment, no sun, and no moon.

There is no coming, no going, no birth, and no death. It neither dwells nor abides nor relies. That is the end of suffering. Where there is no water, no earth, no fire, no wind, no white light shining, no darkness.

No moon shines there, and the sun does not shine. The saint is completely free from all suffering, both form and formlessness, as he knows his own silence about the state of his life. One who has reached the ultimate state of satori, who has no fear, no doubt, and no remorse, is one who has severed the arrow of existence. This is his last body. This is the ultimate, the highest state of tranquility."

Meditation is the continuous contemplation of only one thought. That one thought keeps all other thoughts away. Distractions are a sign of mental weakness. By tirelessly meditating, the mind gains strength. In other words, the transient weakness of the mind gives place to the permanent state of nonmind that lies behind it. This expanse of no-mind is the true self. Pure mind is the true self."

If you love the holy and respect the ordinary, then you will be a great Buddhist. If thou hast loved the holy and hated the mundane, thou wilt forever be lost in a sea of confusion. Vexation is caused by the mind. If we are unmindful, we are free from the restraints of vexations. If one is unmindful, there is no need to distinguish between form and contentment, and one can easily master the Way in a single stroke."

We must keep our minds as empty and quiet as possible. Then, although all things are being generated and changed, I can see how they return to the Way. In the first place, all things return to their roots while they are actively generating.

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