Wednesday, June 13, 2007

"Fight against your ego with the four swords of training: eat little, sleep little, speak little, and be patient when people harm you... Then the ego will walk the paths of obedience, like a fleeing horseman in the field of battle."

Who has not been touched by the most vicious of all battles, raging inside you. Yes do this, no don't. One day a victory, many days a defeat. What pathetic beings we humans are, confined in these prisons of weak flesh and nerves. Yet sometimes, very often, I savour a victory. No human knows of it now or ever. Like my defeats, these too are locked somewhere deep and safe.

"He has to live in the midst of the incomprehensible, which is also detestable. And it has a fascination, too, that goes to work upon him. The fascination of the abomination - you know. Imagine the growing regrets, the longing to escape, the powerless disgust, the surrender, the hate." (Joseph Conrad-Heart of Darkness)

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