The Rza. You are the monastery—always, wherever you are. Life is beautiful. More Chi! Train harder!. Be honest with yourself and be honest with others. Respect yourself, respect others. 100% express your beautiful life. In the Divine mathematics, knowledge is 1: the foundation of all things. Wisdom is 2: the manifestation of knowledge. It is knowledge in action. Manifestation = man fest = speak action is action. Wisdom is the word. It is the way to make knowledge known. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Lao Tzu. Your allies can arrive as enemies, blessings as a curse. Some things are invisible until you are truly ready to see them. Truth is within us all, all the time—a seed waiting for light to help it grow. Wisdom is the light. Wisdoms is what shows those in darkness the light, what reveals the path or the way. A real teacher is also a student, someone who never stops learning. The call can come to anyone at anytime. Find an island in this life. Find a place where this culture can’t take energy from you, sap your will and originality. Find an island; turn inward; discover your true strength. A man thinks seven times before he speaks. It’s harder to make the glass than break the glass. The first thing a man must obtain is twelve jewels. Knowledge, wisdom, understanding to help you achieve, freedom, justice, equality, food, clothing, and shelter. After this, love, peace, and happiness. He who works like a slave, eats like a king. The 12 jewels: knowledge, wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, equality, food, clothing, shelter, love, peace, and happiness. First a man gets knowledge, which is knowledge of self. Then he gets wisdom, which is the reflection of that knowledge. Then he gets understanding, which is the power to act on wisdom. With understanding he sees that he has freedom—that he has freed his dome from ignorance—which means he has free will. But freedom operates under a law: the law of justice. That means that I’m free to smack you in the face, but justice applies: there will be a reward or penalty for my actions. Therefore, I must deal with equality, because all men are created equal. These all build a man's character. After building your character, you are able to strive for food, clothing, and shelter. Food is nourishment, shelter is a home, and clothing is protection. But mental food is food from the tree of life—wisdom, science, history, food from your mind Mental clothing is how you carry yourself—the way you walk, the way you move and speak. If you’ve clothed yourself in righteousness, even the bumpiest clothing has dignity. And mental shelter is the mind's protection from the evil atmosphere—the lies and corruption of the outside world. If you have these three jewels, your home is like a kings even if you’re living in a shack. Most people let their body lead their mind. When someone has a drug addiction, his body is addicted to the drug. Heroin is a physical addiction: if you don't get it, you get sick. But even though your body is addicted, your mind chastises you every time you use it. Love is the highest elevation of understanding—either between two people or between all members of mankind. Happiness is total and complete satisfaction with yourself. Happiness is something you get from yourself. If you're completely satisfied with yourself, nobody can take it away from you.