Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Quest For Happiness

In 1959, I meditated without a teacher. Its serenity and powerfulness influenced me ever since.

In 1964, I saw through power, fame and money and wanted to be a priest. But Father Nakagawa at St. Joseph's College pursuaded me to wait a bit longer. I knew then by making others happy is the only way to make me happy for the rest of my life.

While at this catholic high school in Japan, I studied Nietzsche, Sartre, Camus, Huxley. I could not find a complete solution satifying all aspects of my quest, while "Walden Pond" seems to affect me more.

After studied Chinese, Japanese, French and English, around 1970, I found languages rather limiting. Often it is the language itself causes most of the misunderstaning.

For thirty years, other than fulfilling my responsibility to the society, my family and two kids, and experiencing all the earthly pleasures, I did nothing with my pursue of true happiness. Except in 1983, a major event occurred in my family which diverted my focus from high growth of the business world into a consultant. This liberated me to take care of my health and the pursue of my spirituality.

In the year of 1999, I found Krishnamurti and confirmed with my deepest belief that every path is a good path and all comparisions are but relative. Only the truth is absolute.

One day in 2000, "Teaching without words or formality!" strucked me like lightening. It satisfied my life long quest for fulfillment of body, mind and spirit.

It is called Heart Chan - A Heart To Heart Direct Experience.