To dismiss something because it seems obvious has been the source of many grievous errors even in the most concrete disciplines.
The next Sith statement is … Through victory, my chains are broken.
How much of a sense of agency do you have in your life? Do you really feel responsible or in charge of what goes on? Does it feel like the world itself is using you?
I sometimes have to get angry to get focused and get things done, angry at myself for being lazy.
A huge web of obligations… Do these really benefit you, make your life better or more enjoyable?
Not usually though helping someone out can be rewarding.
So through victory my chains are broken. Only through coming to redefine our experience of our problems, moving beyond the sense that made us feel like our problem was a problem in the first place, and understanding that just as this single problem was a false limitation, so are all of your problems.
When you understand you don’t have ninety nine problems, you really only have one. Then, should you replace obligation with motivation, your life is lived from motivation beyond the rationalizations that supposedly justify the system that leads so many people to suffer and languish. Does it seem unwise to achieve this somehow?
Any questions or comments before we explore that last statement of the Sith code?
What is the downside to the Jedi? That power corrupts? What do the Jedi say against the Sith? Ultimately, the Jedi argument against the Sith is that power corrupts. That it’s selfish to pursue the personal path over the communal path.
It would seem to require more personal strength to really succeed? Discipline? How so? To hold to the path and not be corrupted is perhaps more risk but more reward? Ah yes, indeed.
Always Sith with a buddy. The rule of two, which the emperor actually meant to discard.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.