Can Someone Help Me Try To Understand The Second Half Of This Quote?

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
does it mean just to be independent?
Sparkle1992 Sparkle1992
18-21, F
8 Responses Apr 24, 2012

Well buddhism is all about looking within for the answer so maybe what it means looking for help can be seen as being attached to the world, but through meditation he by himself was able to discover the secret to happiness and how it should be uncovered

According to the Taoists, Universe is perfect as it is. Nothing can be added or subtracted. <br />
Help falls into this category.<br />
Besides, where do you end and I begin?

I think it translate that if you are weak, don't show it, don't let them see you bleed when you are injured.<br />
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I think what bothers me is, I remember my grandfather telling me when I either fll off my bike and sinned my knee, I started crying, he said don't you dare shed a tear.<br />
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How horrible was that?

Wow yes it is more clear to me now. I am currently at the stage of my life where I do not like asking for help and I hate depending on others. I just hate feeling weak. I want to lead my own life, and I am currently trying to get answers so I can start a new pathway for myself. I don't mind when people help, or when it's a teamwork type of thing, but honestly I like to do a lot of things on my own.

i think it means when you no longer have the fear of doing something on your own and don't have a support system to help you; and can refuse all help from people without that fear will you be free in that way.

normally why would you seek help from others? due to fear of failing and fear of being wrong. the moment you are not feared of failing and being wrong, is the moment where you stop asking people for help. by not asking people for guidance/help, is when you start doing things you own ways, thus freeing yourself.

I maybe wrong but I think it means don't depend on no one else to help you lead your life. Lead it the way you want it to be leaded and stay true to yourself. That's just little ol' me though ahaha

In simple way yes<br />
But if you want more sophisticated one then help= fear of in ability to achieve so if you decline all help you are not afraid to achieve.