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Quotes from the Tv Series Life. Life was an NBC police drama about a police detective who is released from prison after serving 12 years for a crime he didn't commit. A quirky drama with moments of startling originality. The philosophy underlying the Zen religion is featured heavily in the show.
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What we learned as children, that one plus one equals two, we know to be false. One plus one equals one. We even have a word for when you, plus another, equals one. That word is love.
The greatest mistake is to be continually fearful of making one. Stumble may prevent a fall. To say that we have made mistakes is to say that we are alive. When we cease to make mistakes that is the moment when we cease to be. The Buddha was once asked if he'd ever made a mistakes, he answered "I am making a mistake even now... Nothing more."
Chasing after the world brings only chaos. Allowing it to come to be brings only peace. Retreat from the world and it will pursue you. To exist, to allow the world to exist, all things at once, all things as one. This is the path to serenity, to balance, see yourself as part of the world.
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The Buddha was asked if he ever felt anger. Of
course, said the Buddha. The Buddha was asked
if he felt the desire to strike another. Of
course, said the Buddha. But if I'm connected
to all things said the Buddha, hurting another
is hurting myself. And how does that better me?
Crews: because it just does.
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We are none of us alone, even as we exhale, it is
inhaled by others. The light that shines upon me
shines upon my neighbor as well.
In this way everything is connected to everything
else. In this way, I am connected to my friend even
as I am connected to my enemy.
In this way there is no difference between me and
my friend. In this way there is no difference
between me and my enemy.
We are none of us alone.
- Reese: Are you really Zen?
- Crews: I'm Zen-ish.
Chapter 7, on Vengeance.
Revenge is a poison meant for others that
we end up swallowing ourselves. Vengeance is
a dark light that blinds all who seek it.
The untrobled soul knows there is no
justice in revenge. The untrobled soul knows
that to seek vengeance is to seek
- Crews: No Zen for daddy.
- Crews: Anger ruins joy, steals the goodness of my mind,
forces my mouth to say terrible things. Overcaming anger
brings peace of mind, lead to a mind without regrets.
If a overcome anger, I will be delightful and loved
- Cop: Are you making fun of us?
- Crews: It is the universe that makes fun of us all.