Striking Thoughts

Striking Thoughts

Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living

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"A teacher is never a giver of truth--he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst."--Bruce Lee

Within the pages of Striking Thoughts , you will find the secrets of Bruce Lee's incredible success-- as an actor, martial artist, and inspiration to the world. Consisting of eight sections, Striking Thoughts covers 72 topics and 825 aphorisms--from spirituality to personal liberation and from family life to filmmaking--all of which Bruce lived by.

His ideas helped energize his life and career and made it possible for him to live a happy and assured life, overcoming challenging obstacles with seeming ease. They also inspired his family, friends, students, and colleagues to achieve success in their own lives and this personal collection will help you in your journey too.

Sections include: On First Principles --including life, existence, time, and death On Being Human --including the mind, happiness, fear, and dreams On Matters of Existence --health, love, marriage, raising children, ethics, racism, and adversity On Achievement --work, goals, faith, success, money, and fame On Art and Artists --art, filmmaking, and acting On Personal Liberation --conditioning, Zen Buddhism, meditation, and freedom On the Process of Becoming --self-actualization, self-help, self-expression, and growth On Ultimate (Final) Principles --Yin-yang, totality, Tao, and the truth This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu Bruce Lee: Artist of Life Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do
Publisher: North Clarendon, VT : Tuttle Pub., [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780804834711
0804834717
Branch Call Number: 191 L5105S 2000
Characteristics: xxvi, 228 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Little, John R. 1960-

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" subconscious mind.----recognizing the influence of my subconscious mind over my power of will, I shall take care to`daily remind myself, and it , of my Major Purpose in life." "The meaning of life is that it is to be LIVED, and it is not to be traded and conceptualized and squeezed into a pattern of systems." "Life is simply what our feelings do to us." "The true meaning of life is Peace of Mind. the teachings of Taoism and Zen prove to be valuable in achieving this." "the usefulness of a cup is in its emptiness." "the basic idea of the TAO TE CHING is NATURALISM in the sense of wu-wei (inaction)..." "I am improving and making new discoveries every day. If you don't you are already crystallized and that's it." "Growth is getting through role-playing and filling in the holes in the personality to make the person whole and complete again." "To express oneself honestly, not lying to oneself, is very hard to do." "Learning is boundless." "One must be truthful and honest in his approach; a constant independent inquiry and not following a certain blue print laid down by others." " A belief is true if and only if one can act on it without upsetting one's expectation." "To be consciously unconscious is the meaning of Nirvana." "No-mindedness is unobstructed feeling." "No-mindedness is to employ the whole mind as we use the eyes when we rest them upon various objects but make no special effort to take anything in." died of a cerebral edema in Hong Kong in 1973, at the age of 32. buried in Seattle.

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Mar 24, 2017

This is a great book to understand and comprehend the way of life of Bruce Lee and how he perceived and incorporated a lot of great values in his everyday life. The book touches a lot of points of Bruce’s life, since his early career, his way through fame and late period, when he acquired maturity and perspective.

I totally recommend you read this book as a guide to understand self-awareness and to be more critic about the world around you.

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