What we can learn from the Monkey King


I love Kung Fu movies.

I just re-watched The Forbidden Kingdom for I don’t know how many times.  My Zen thread has intersected with my Kung Fu thread and BAM!  We have a post.

This one is going to be REALLY SHORT.

I challenge each of you to think about the following:

  1. Many philosophies talk about balance.
  2. Balance implies a mix of positive and negative.
  3. What if there is no positive or negative but only events?

An event is either positive or negative but that evaluation is in the eyes of the beholder.  True enlightenment comes from the ability to not rate an event but simply accept it.  If each event that befalls us is neither positive nor negative then we will by default be in balance.


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