But mind is self perpetuating. If one dream shatters it immediately creates another dream – in fact, it always keeps one ready. Before the old one is shattered it supplies you with a new one – a better dream, more refined, more sophisticated, more scientific, more technological and again you are infatuated, again the desire arises: ” Why not try it? May be others dreams have failed but that does not necessarily mean that all dreams will fail. One may succeed.” That hope goes on lingering, that hope keeps you running after dreams, And when death comes, one finds that one’s whole life has been nothing but the same stuff as dreams are made of.”… a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing” But this is how millions of people are living.
Christmas Humphreys says:”….and the mind will be free on the illimitable hills of its own inherent joy”.
This shows that he never understood even a single dew drop of the Zen experience he became the propagator of Zen philosophy in the west, but not knowing what he was doing, not experiencing anything of what he was talking about.
The mind cannot reach “the illimitable hills of its own inherent joy” The mind has no inherent capacity for joy. the mind is the cause of all misery – the only cause, there is no other cause of misery. Hence mind knows nothing of Joy. It only things about joy, and its thinking about joy is also nothing but an imagination against the suffering in which it lives.
If you ask the mind to define joy, its definition will be negative. It will simply say, ” There will be no suffering, there will be no pain, there will be no death.” But this is all negative definition, It says nothing about bliss, it simply speaks about painlessness. But the goal of painlessness is not any worth. Even if you are without pain will you find it worth living and for how long?Even if you don’t have any illness that does not mean that you have the wellbeing of health; that is a totally different quality. A person may be medically fit, there may be nothing wrong as far as the diagnosis of the physician goes , but if he is not feeling an over flowing joy it is not health – an absence of disease perhaps, but not the presence of health. The absence of disease is not equivalent to the presence of health. the absence of disease is not equivalent to the presence of health, that is a totally different phenomenon.