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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 10 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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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 means do not wait for others to help you, approve you, or lead you, do what you want, right now. Don't listen when other try to retain you or discourage you from achieving what is important from you.<br />
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but also something I got in mind... buddah in is time, found illumination by himself...he had no one that he could count on... he truely was alone...<br />
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right now we are in a process of awakening globally... we all help each other in this process...<br />
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you did seek help to find anwsers to your questions and that is fine!<br />
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When I was a bit younger... I did not want help of any kind, and it served me well, I have become independant of thought, strong and perseverant....<br />
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but I've come to realize that the greatest experiences are the ones that we share with others... the greatest achievements takes more than one person to achieve...<br />
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what we can do if we work togheter is greater than what we can achieve alone..<br />
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sometime we need to accept genuine help..<br />
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but beware of those who help with a profit in mind... that just want to help you cause they want to have a hold on you... <br />
but you are a bright girl and I'm shure you can make the difference.<br />
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just let no one get a hold on you and control you.

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.

XxMidnightFoxX pretty much said what I was thinking.

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.