said the guru to the foolpublished: 2012-07-16
I know what you’re going to ask. You’re going to ask me: how do I avoid disappointment?
And I’ll give you the same answer. It never changes. It was there then. And it is here now. It will still be there tomorrow.
Do not – please, could you stop rolling your eyes for a moment and repeat after me – Do not attach yourself to… To what must you not attach yourself?
Very good. You are still my favourite student.
So go home and tell yourself: I shall never be disappointed, in anything, ever again. Because I shall never attach myself to…
Oh. You have a question? I don’t remember saying questions were allowed. If you really must, then go ahead. But hurry up. I’ve told you before you shouldn’t think. Believe me, it’s for your own good.
Your question is: “death is the outcome of life.” That’s not a question, is it? So what’s the question?
“If death is the outcome of life, then we must never attach ourselves to death in order to live without disappointment.”
Look, are you going to come up with a question or what?
How does a person live one’s life without death?
You know what? I have to go now. See you next year. Or the year after that.