Absolute Unattachment

Attachment to things and people only leads to pain. I am working to be complete within myself, to be unattached to my things, my comforts, people in my life, and even to this life itself. I want to be ready to go at any time. You never know when you are going to go, best to always be prepared.

You never know when, like a single drop merges back into the ocean, you will merge back into the infinite

The Way of the Samurai is found in death.
Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily.
Every day, when one’s body and mind are at peace,
one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows,
rifles, spears, and swords, being carried away by surging waves,
being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning,
being shaken to death by a great earthquake,
falling from thousand-foot cliffs,
dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one’s master.
And every day, without fail, one should consider himself as dead.
This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai.

—Yamamoto Tsunetomo


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