Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
What on this earth does the quote "Non-being is the greatest joy." mean?
I think I might argue a bit with this one.
Health? Nope, I think the ability to logically think is a much greater possession. Sooo, Mental health, maybe??
And I think that Contentment is a much better friend than Confidence.
And the only thing I can think of that is non-being, would be death. Joy?? well, yeah, maybe if there was a life after death and you ended up in a nice place.
Anyway, thanks for something to make me think a bit. I needed that! LOL
West Gardener, thanks for asking the question that I wondered about, but didn't want to ask! What does "non-being" mean? Agnes, you gave the logical answer, I think.
Taoism and Buddhism have a lot in common and I see it as the Nirvana of the later, the complete release, contrary to the Christian belief of live after in heaven.
So how does one know that" Non-being is the greatest joy."?