ESSENTIAL PURSUITS

Tell me, in what one thing is it all summed up?

SKILL in the discharge of ones duties sums it up.

Where does fame reside?

In GIVING

There is only one means to heaven. What is it?

Being true is the sole road to heaven.

Now if you want to be happy,

the only choice is good conduct.

Heres a tough one: Control of what leads to the absence of sorrow?

Control of the MIND

There is a friendship that does not deteriorate.

That with a good soul

Throw it away and became rich.

Greed

Give it up and be glad.

Ambition

Who is the enemy hard to be won?

Anger is the enemy hard to be won.

What are more numerous than men?

Worries are more numerous than men. Women too.

And the endless disease? Guilt

Free Association:

The Greatest Advantage ~ Health

Wealth ~ Learning

Supreme Happiness ~

How to find a good man:

Kindness to all beings gives him away.

The bad man has little time and less sympathy.

What is within the Earth?

THE MOTHER

What is beyond Heaven?

THE FATHER

And the wonder of the world?

Each day we wake up in an abode of death

and we think we are going to survive.

What greater wonder is there than that!

There is BIG NEWS in the world. What is it?

Earth is a pot

and the Heavens a lid,

Sun the fire,

Day & Night the fuel,

The Seasons are a stirring ladle.

 

TIME COOKS ALL BEINGS.

This is the BIG NEWS:

TIME COOKS ALL BEINGS!

 

Found in an old book about Han Shan

& reconfigured by James Bogan