Master Dzong attained the ultimate
knowledge: that of detachment.
When his disciples asked him how he
had attained this state, he laughed and
"When I was 20 years old I didn't
care what other people thought about
me, and I only paid attention to myself.
"Past that age, I began to worry
about what other people were thinking
"Then the day after my 50th birthday,
I suddenly realized that no one around
me thought or cared about me one way or
Master Dzong was right. You have to
attain a certain degree of wisdom to
live your life the way you want, not
caring about what other people think.
But at the same time, it is important
to pay attention to what is around you,
without judging others.
And that is the problem: being both
independent and conscious of others.
"If you don't control your life,
someone else will."
Author unknown - Posted by Priya Deelchand