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Friday, March 23, 2007

I like these guidelines because they stopped me in my tracks; they are so radically different from the way my mind works.

Taken from two treasures by Thich Nhat Hanh. The author presents eleven guidelines for daily life. All of them go against the stream of conditioned thought, but with regard to my little attempt at "vegan activism" I offer you three that made me stop and think:

  1. While acting in society, do not hope or pray not to have any difficulties. Without difficulties, arrogance can easily arise.
  2. While developing a plan, do not hope or pray to achieve success easily. With easy success, arrogance can easily arise.
  3. While speaking with others, do not hope or pray not to be disagreed with. Without disagreement, self-righteousness can flourish.
(Hmmmm.....It would seem I need to look at self-righteousness and arrogance in my own mirror!)

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2 comments:

jp said...

Hi dear I am glad that I can help you work on number 3.

Your husband John

jp said...

Hi dear glad to help you with number 3.

Your husband JP