Der Weg ist Das Ziel (The Way is the Target)
5 November 2018
In the German Language an oft used term for “Enlightened” Folk is “Der Weg its Das Ziel” or in a basic translation “The Way is the Journey (or Target or Goal – depending on your translation version).”
In a Real Sense, this term or motto is similar to one that Confucius (Ancient Chinese Philosopher 551 – 479 BC according to Historical Records) remarked on during his lifetime… Confucius, sometimes spelled “Konfuzius,” was an Amazing Chinese teacher, writer (editor too), and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal (can be called Enlightenment by future generations such as Europeans in the 17th and 18th centuries) and also focused on morality, justice and sincerity amongst all humans…
In ending, “Service Before Self” is a key any TRUE Enlightened Person rising to the next level of Human existence… For it is true, as all TRULY Great Philosophers and Great People of all Times stated, IT IS NOT ABOUT ME – IT IS ABOUT OTHERS…
p.s. In all of these things, we should remember “Kindness is NOT Weakness” – NEITHER is “Meekness” – For like a Calm and Peaceful Panda does NOT want to fight, yet IF another animal (especially a Human) attacks it (or its family) then it can become a “Raging Panda” and maybe kick your Ass!!!
Stay Cool – Stay Happy – and do NOT take Life too Seriously…it’s too Important for that!!! – BK out