The essence of the bust is that you do not need to spend too much time on one tree. A tree is not an idol to be prayed for. In the time that idolaters spend praying to one tree, you can plant and care for the whole garden.
If you have something does not work or does not work, start with that first to create a bust and then start to remove the excess. If you already have chaos, you can immediately start to clean up excess.
The essence of circumcision is that it just seems that to remove the excess it's painful and scary, but really, not painful, and even useful. Pruned tree grows better, getting rid of excess, you get the right.
I wondered what was the difference between Lolita Nabokov and Bread and salt. Why is one ugly and the other beautiful. I realized that they are distinguished by lies. Lolita is a lie that hides its Vice, and salt does not hide the fact that it is a poison in large quantities. There is another version that "lolita" heroes didn't keep a sense of proportion and overdone, but this is all speculation.
The problem is not that you crossed the line, but that you didn't get back in time. Life is the process of swinging the pendulum from extreme to extreme with respect to the point of equilibrium. What you call peace is equilibrium oscillation.
Peace is death, but peace is emptiness, emptiness is a place to live. How is it that death and life are the same thing? "Both life and death are extremes, and You are a pendulum swinging between them. You need to find a point of balance and move relative to it, it will give you energy to maintain your materiality.
It is not enough to be able to read, it is necessary to learn to see the essence, to understand the sense, to discard the unnecessary... and, perhaps, the most important thing is the ability to critically perceive information.
Still, it doesn`t actually matter who has written what. The truth of the information will only be demonstrated by a competent experiment and by an attempt of practical personal application of this information in real life.
It is considered to be rational to take a shower and wash oneself before sex. Generally, it's really rational but there are some details... Everyone has one's own personal smell. The chemistry of the body. And this smell depends on many things, like hormones, glands etc. And this smell is what differs a particular person among million others.
A touch of civilization for the last ten thousand years hasn't drastically changed human nature. As evolution is a matter of million years. And ten thousand years don't bring any changes. And animals, as is known, attach great importance to smells. They smell each other to realize whether it's their type of creature.
Thus, when a male and a female meet for the first time and decide whether they are a nice match, their decision also depends on (or maybe largely depends on) the smell… What's more, as soon as they too become a couple they start to produce some identical and exactly mutually suitable pheromones that fit like a lock and the key to it. That very signal "my type- another type". All these pheromones, smells etc. form a chemical bond between a male and a female and bring them pleasure while making them closer and loyal to each other as other partners no longer represent interest for them.
Thus, when one washes all one's smells and pheromones off and starts to smell of soap or fragrance, it may spoil the chemical base of a relationship and deprive people of big "animalistic pleasure".
Just think of Napoleon and Josephine… Five days before he visited her, Josephine didn't wash so that when Napoleon visited her he simply lost his mind with wild desires… Perhaps five days is a bit too many, but however, it's an obvious historical fact...
Multi-knowledge does not bring wisdom, it only confuses mind.
The multi-knowledge arising from the multi-reading carries a great danger. Every dish is good by its content`s harmony, if you throw everything that comes in handy into the soup, the sense of measure can leave you.
The danger of being cloyed with pleasure is that the state of being cloyed demands doubling the amount of pleasures. And doubled or tripled amounts of pleasures are very expensive and extremely destructive for human bodies and souls.
Avoid being cloyed with anything. As the state of being cloyed is the enemy of pleasures and happiness. Be satisfied with little. For instance, be happy with a little slice or a piece.
To know when enough is enough is like to know God.
A lie is also dangerous for its owner because a liar doesn`t get trust according to the law of balance and equilibrium. Other people don’t want to deal with him. Obligations, promises and oaths to Liar are negligible. As everyone deserves what he is.
Sometimes you may talk and talk...tell and tell... And suddenly you say some wrong word or ask an awkward question. And that's it. You could have left even before it all started to save a good deal of time.
- Well, don't be sad. First, you trained and secondly, you learned a couple of unnecessary words and a question that should be considered an awkward one.
This book was written for all those people who consider themselves normal and like the sense of moderation. This book is a bible of balance that claims balance and the sense of moderation to be the main laws of our world. It's a textbook containing 2197 thoughts that instantiates the triumph of common sense and the sense of moderation over stupidity and extremes. This book is some kind of a university. No need to hurry. Just one thought per day during six years to ponder everything and memorize it. And when finally six years from now you'll get this book read and your education finished, your wisdom and sense of moderation will be perfect...
Joy drives one crazy as well as grief does... And love drives crazy too… And hatred does as well. There is incompatibility of any emotions and coldness of head. It's either emotions or sense. Together they don't work well. It's better to think and take a decision when the head's mode called "sense" is on.
On the other hand, due to the fact that there's no perfection in its pure form in thisworld and any real perfection is in the balance, then feelings exist only for switching off the brain from time to time. Because making the process of taking decisions a task for the brain only will lead to a global disbalance and everything will be rather dead than alive.
A brain set to see meaning in everything. A brain set to notice common sense and balance. A brain able to see both trees and a forest, form and content. A brain that understands dialectics and sees the nature of things. A brain set to fulfil tasks. An observing brain… A thinking brain...
The ability to think is a great joy and happiness. Eternal joy of understanding. Eternal power of stars.
Religious books are usually written by people of great wisdom. You read them and read...and see it's all nonsense nonsense and nonsense...and then just a single line, a thought of 'diamond wisdom'. A wonderful, right thought that simply gets imprinted in your mind. It's like light, like a revelation. You'll never forget this thought. It will always remain in your mind and be the light in the dark.
Besides, as far as I'm concerned, authors do it on purpose when they consciously put this light of wisdom into nonsense. It's a contrast that makes wisdom seem so brilliant that it won't be forgotten. You may feel yourself a hunter. You wander through the dark jungle of obscurantism and look for some light. And suddenly you find it... It's such a pleasure and happiness to find light among the dark jungle.
I've also noticed that authors of such books have a great sense of moderation and harmony as they delicately put the diamonds of wisdom in the text- not too frequently and not too rarely. It's not in every line but as soon as you get a bit tired, you suddenly see it in the text and it makes you joyful and enthusiastic about keeping on reading. And thus, you wander through the dark jungle from one thought to another and feel yourself a hunter and every new catch brings you joy. It's not only a hero who is joyful, as Nietzsche once said. But it's also a hunter who is joyful as well.
Any hunt is always about searching, being excited and expending some effort. An easy catch never brings joy. While something too hard to get makes one lazy and passive.