To study Chinese teachings, one must "think" from the heart. The rational mind is limited, wisdom is not. If you want to discover yourself, you must allow your intuitive mind to develop. Thinking without the mind. Living from the heart-Wu.
All form is shape. Form is materialised and is always limited. The Spirit is unlimited. The real truth is unlimited. Oneness, that’s the whole truth. It’s the same concept.
Now you learn Chinese “stuff”. That’s between intuitive and rational mind. So how are we to study? Chinese use a vocabulary pronounced Wu-think for your heart.
Which means if you use your rational mind you can’t understand. Rational mind can only reach knowledge. The intuitive mind helps you accomplish wisdom. If you want to have wisdom, you cannot use the rational mind. But if you want to show you are very knowledgeable, have a lot of degrees, you need the rational mind.
Say it again Wu. Thinking without the mind or thinking with your heart.
This Chinese character has two parts together. Left side, right side.
Left side is your heart. Right side is yourself. You have to marry with your heart. You have to think from your heart.
What does that mean? I think everyone has had this experience but you don’t accomplish this concept. Sometimes someone says something you don’t understand or you don’t remember. Then you do other things and suddenly you feel wow, I got it. See, you got it. From what? Doesn’t mean you studied. It’s something totally unrelated, but it is related.
You might suddenly listen to music that’s from 20-30-40 years ago. You connect to the music. That music touches your heart and you begin to think, listen, and your mind becomes loose and then you wake up. You got it. That’s thinking without the mind.
If you really want to truly grab Chinese wisdom, you have to think without the mind. This means, if you have questions do not just raise your hand. Think through. If you raise your hand too fast, you’ll miss the opportunity because you just want an answer. The answer I give you just feeds your mind, it’s not yours. It’s still is mine. You have to think through. You have to digest, then the real question will come out. That question comes from inside you. Otherwise all questions come from the mind. Mind is knowledge and not wisdom. Mind is yesterday, not today and is not the future.
That’s what I want to share with you. This is one of the secrets.
The Master always tells the student, “Go home, Wu. You need to have a little bit of Wu by yourself. Discover yourself. Don’t listen to someone, you have to discover.”
You have to go through this process-thinking without the mind. Can you do that? You can do it.