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Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living :  Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living - John Little

Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living

Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living

Paperback Published: July 2002
ISBN: 9780804834711
Number Of Pages: 256

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"Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living" is an unparalleled volume of Lee's own writings on the wisdom that he used to shape his extraordinary life. Editor John Little, in the tradition of Tuttle's other Bruce Lee Library titles, uses his unprecedented access to Lee's writings to cull the words of the legendary martial artist, actor, and philosopher into this soulful, personal collection."Striking Thoughts "is a diverse record of the thoughts and observations that Bruce Lee put on paper in his lifelong quest for self knowledge. A voracious reader, Lee's personal thoughts on life are a unique blend of traditional eastern traditions and modern western ideals. John Little distills the essence of Lee's writings on all aspects of life, including Existence, Achievement, Art, and Personal Liberation. Consider some of Lee's elegant thoughts.

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"Since he himself would not wholly accept any particular style of martial art or philosophy, Bruce encouraged his students not to accept, without question, his teachings. His main message was to keep one's mind, attitude, and senses pliable and receptive, and, at the same time, develop the ability to think correctly. This process of inquiry, debate, and practice would lead not only to knowledge of one's physical strengths and weaknesses but also to the discovery of basic truths that allow one to grow toward a state of harmonious unity of spirit, mind, and body." -Linda Lee Cadwell, from her preface
"He was a teacher first of all. He taught philosophy and tried to spread knowledge and wisdom...The integrity with which Bruce Lee lived his life and tried to uphold what he believed to be right-that is a clear example of how it ought to be done. No matter what it is you're doing, do it with total honesty and total dedication. He definitely influenced me." -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
"I thought Bruce was a brilliant, fine philosopher about everyday living. He was very much into finding out who he was. His comment to people was 'Know yourself.' The good head that he acquired was through his knowing himself. He and I used to have great long discussions about that. No matter what you do in life, if you don't know yourself, you're never going to be able to appreciate anything in life. That, I think, is today's mark of a good human being-to know yourself." -Steve McQueen
"Bruce's philosophy seemed always to be going back to the Zen origins, where contradictory advice states the simplest of truths. Bruce's lessons were lessons without being lessons; he was not a teacher, yet he was the greatest teacher I've ever known." -Stirling Silliphant
"...Bruce Lee books are now also available in ebook format...That's great; it's nice if you're traveling to take everything with you in one little small container so-to-speak." -Martial Thoughts Podcast
"In the collection of his writings 'Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living,' Lee explains that there is a difference between the fulfillment of one's desires and the fulfillment of how one desires to appear to the world..." -Business Insider
"We'd work out for an hour, then we'd talk for an hour about a lot of things. He didn't separate life from the extension in his arm. And he is the only one I know of that carried it to the point of real art." -James Coburn
"For every question you asked him he would never have to think about it, he would just blurt it right out. Bruce would cover every point with a little saying. If he would see that you were having trouble with something, he would always know just what to tell you. It would seem like he was always dusting off your 'bogie man.' Like if there was something that you were scared of, Bruce would notice and then say 'Ah, scared of that, well look at it this way.' He would change your whole idea about it. Bruce had sayings for everything." -Bob Bremer, student of Bruce Lee

stolen words


This is a pile of steaming horse manure! poorly written mostly stolen from tactitions 250-500 years ago! what ever Bruce was smoking when he wrote this! it was good stuff as 1% of it would be his words and the rest stolen from the book of 5 rings and the Art of War



Best Book i have read


To See the Bodily Movements of this man is his his gift. His Legacy in his from mind



Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living

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Recollections on the Thought of Bruce Leep. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Introductionp. xix
On First Principles
Lifep. 2
Existencep. 7
Timep. 9
The Rootp. 11
The Nowp. 12
Realityp. 15
The Lawsp. 19
Interdependencyp. 21
The Voidp. 23
On Deathp. 25
On Being Human
The Human Beingp. 28
Actionp. 31
Wu-wei (natural action)p. 32
The Mindp. 35
Thinkingp. 40
Concepts (Abstracting)p. 43
Knowledgep. 46
Ideasp. 47
Perceptionp. 50
The Ego (Self-consciousness)p. 53
Concentrationp. 57
On Reasonp. 58
Emotionp. 64
Happinessp. 65
Fearp. 66
Willp. 68
Good Willp. 71
Dreamsp. 73
Spiritualityp. 74
On Matters of Existence
Healthp. 82
Courtshipp. 83
Lovep. 84
Marriagep. 85
On Raising Childrenp. 87
Educationp. 88
Teachingp. 89
Ethicsp. 93
Racismp. 97
Adversityp. 98
Confrontationp. 103
Adaptabilityp. 105
Philosophyp. 108
On Achievement
On Workp. 114
Qualityp. 116
Motivationp. 118
Goalsp. 121
Faithp. 123
Successp. 125
Moneyp. 127
Famep. 128
Flatteryp. 130
On Art and Artists
Artp. 134
Film makingp. 141
Actingp. 142
On Personal Liberation
Conditioningp. 148
Systemsp. 150
Detachmentp. 155
No-mindedness (Wu-hsin)p. 157
Zen Buddhismp. 160
Meditationp. 164
On Being Centeredp. 167
Freedomp. 167
The Process of Becoming
Self-actualizationp. 172
Self-helpp. 178
Self-knowledgep. 181
Self-expressionp. 185
On Growthp. 186
Simplicityp. 189
On Ultimate (Final) Principles
Yin-yangp. 192
Totalityp. 198
Taop. 200
Truthp. 202
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780804834711
ISBN-10: 0804834717
Series: The Bruce Lee library
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: July 2002
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.1 x 12.7  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Type: New edition