The untold truth of Bruce Lee
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He studied poetry and philosophy in school. He focused his studies on Asian and Western philosophy, incorporating elements of Jiddu, Buddhism, Taoism, and Krishnamurti.
This helped him to better understand himself and how he and his martial arts were more a method of self-expression of his philosophy than anything else.
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Unless we learn to adapt to it, we’re bound to experience tremendous resistance that will entrap us in a constant state of suffering.
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