Saturday, June 2, 2012


Thinking is really not necessary to be happy.
In fact, it is much easier to feel joyful and carefree when thinking is not happening.
Thinking activities include analyzing, judging, comparing, and figuring things out.

Mr.Nut in "no-thought".

In his life as Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c.275 BC),
Mr.Nut has stated:
" To exercise no-thought and rest in nothing is the first step toward resting in Tao.  To start from nowhere and follow no road is the first step toward attaining Tao."  

Mr.Nut says that squirrels are the oldest Taoists on the earth. Since they don't use words, they would never assign a label to their species: "The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao"!
However, since Taoism is defined as "living in harmony with the source of all that exists", it seems obvious that there could be no more accurate description for the way squirrels live!

In reading the quotes of Chuang Tzu, you can really see how  his life as a sage was the perfect precursor to his life as Mr.Nut.  In the following quote, he applauds the one who has "forgotten all words" (the squirrels):

"The purpose of fish traps is to catch fish.  When the fish are caught, the traps are forgotten.  The purpose of rabbit snares is to catch rabbits.  When the rabbits are caught, the snares are forgotten.  The purpose of words is to convey ideas.  When the ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten. Where is the man who has forgotten all words.  He is the one I would like to speak with.

Someone who has forgotten all words could be the daring one.... the one who has no fear of appearing as a fool! Could it be the one in the video below?

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