Bruce Lee Podcast
About This Show
Bruce Lee’s wisdom for a harmonious life.
Join Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee and culture analyst Sharon Ann Lee for a conversation about the life and philosophy of Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie star and cultural icon--but his philosophy has caught fire around the world inspiring millions searching for meaning and consciousness. Each episode will dig deep into Bruce’s philosophy to provide guidance and action on cultivating your truest self.
“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”
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#47 The Six Diseases
5 days ago
The six diseases of the mind are obstacles that you will confront on your path to wholeness and fluidity.
The Six Diseases:
The desire for victory
The desire to resort to technical cunning
The desire to display all that has been learned
The desire to awe the enemy
The desire to play the passive role
The desire to get rid of whatever disease one is affected by
All of these diseases occur when we seek outside validation.
The desire for victory is the desire to win at all costs, usually at the cost of someone else. Wanting to win is not a bad thing, but when it overtakes you and blinds you to everything else is when it becomes a problem. It becomes not about the victory itself, but about coveting and becoming attached to that outcome.
The desire to resort to technical cunning is the desire to outsmart, to be overly clever, to the exclusion of other tools of success. This is being showy, flamboyant and attached to form.
The desire to display all that has been learned this is the desire to appear super knowledgeable and “wow” people with your knowledge. Essentially, this is a desire to be a know-it-all and be better than everyone else in the room. This creates no space for anyone else’s opinion.
The desire to awe the enemy this is the desire to have your enemy to look at you with fear and wonder. This is an intimidation through show of force.
The desire to play the passive role this is the desire to be unaccountable or to be the martyr. This is a desire to appear easy going, but it can be used as a weapon of guilt.
The desire to get rid of whatever disease one is affected by. It is good to want to get rid of your disease, but you don’t get rid of it by denying the disease, you get rid of it by being with it. By integrating it you see that you are participating in this disease; the desire to get rid of the disease is a fantasy of being perfect without working through it.
“Any technique, however worthy and desirable, becomes a disease when the mind is obsessed with it.”
Desire can quickly lead to obsession and can keep away from your real life.
“The deluded mind is the mind affectively burdened by intellect. Thus, it cannot move without stopping and reflecting on itself. This obstructs its native fluidity.”
“We should not seek knowledge, but discover the cause of our ignorance.”
Any tool becomes a problem if you rely too much on it. How much do you rely on outside validation? What changes are you resisting? Are your moods based