LIFE – WU HSIN
Those who ask Wu Hsin
the meaning of life
need to first become alive.
There, the question and the questioner
dissolve in the aliveness.
The purpose of the flower is to flower.
The purpose of man is to flower.
How will you flower?
One tends to view life as a process of acquiring, and grasping.
But its highest form is the turning away from
That which tempt one to acquire or grasp and
Turning towards that which is the very source of being.
This is not the source of being this or that, but Being itself.
What is called life consists of the organism’s efforts to
Ensure its self-preservation and self-replication.
What you call “my life’ is
The narrative that is constructed surrounding
The so called person’s interactions with “others” and
The attempts at fulfilling personal wants.
Understand that the “my life” that
You are so preoccupied with is
A fabrication, and imagination.
All there is, is Life, the narrative of Being.
The reality of life is that the weed that
does not fight for sunlight dies.
All sentient life flows from the same source.
It can be said to be uncreated insofar as
It is not a creation separate from a creator.
It is not an emanation,
An objective expression of the Subject.
What is this life other than movement,
Processes within this Energy?
There are no discreet entities, only processes,
No seekers, only seeking;
No thinkers, only thinking.
One must step out of the drama of the so called personal life.
The paradox is that stepping out is
Part of the drama.
Life is experienced
As a series of events
Happening to an individual.
Wu Hsin says:
Life is happening.
The individual is merely
one of the series
You came to this life
with your own unique nature.
It was combined with
the experiences you had
to forge who you are.
You had no say in the matter.
You are a one-of-the-kind instrument
performing the work that
only you can do
in the service of That
which sent you.