Destinations

“Having no destination, I am never lost.”

– Ikkyu, Japanese Zen master.

Destinations exist in the world of ambition, self-assertion. Without ambition, there is no destination. There is only where one is right now. Without destination, there is no being lost.

One perceives what is here, rather than what one is ambitious about. One speaks to what is here, rather than to one’s destination. Perception, speech, action – all acquire a different colour.

The light is not at the end of the tunnel, but right here. The fire that burns to create that light burns in one’s own heart, and not in the far distance. There is neither hope nor despair.

The modern world is build upon destinations. To get to the moon, to get to a position in life, to get to happiness, to get to anywhere other than what is now. It is all a play of destinations. And hence, it is all a play of being lost.

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~ by tdcatss on November 3, 2016.

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