Yukio Mishima, Japan

Author and playwright (1925 - 1970)

  • Transforming the world

    Yukio Mishima, Japan

    (Submitted by The Art of Living Team)

    What transforms this world is knowledge. Do you see what I mean? Nothing else can change anything in this world. Knowledge alone is capable of transforming the world, while at the same time leaving it exactly as it is. When you look at the world with knowledge, you realize that things are unchangeable and at the same time are constantly being transformed.

  • A secret

    Yukio Mishima, Japan

    (Submitted by Hugh Clawson, New Zealand)

    Possessing by letting go of things is a secret of ownership unknown to youth.