Know this truth: that men are ever sad, Impermanent, devoid of self, impure. Those who do not have close mindfulness, Their view four times inverted, head for ruin.
When a great resentment has resulted, Even if one tries to reconcile and make peace, There is bound to leave some remaining resentment. Thus, how can this be considered as a good settlement? Therefore, the sage cultivates himself with introspection and self-discipline without blaming others for faults. This is like the ancient custom which acts … Continue reading Truth is impersonal—makes no exception to anyone
All charitable work, as we know it, is really an effort to wash one’s guilt -- literally. When Pontius Pilate ordered the crucifixion of Jesus, the first thing he did was to wash his hands. Strange! The order for crucifixion does not make your hands dirty, why should you wash your hands? It is something … Continue reading Money, charity and religion in the modern society
A BRIEF ILLUSTRATION OF WHY TRUTH ALWAYS LOSES THE BATTLE AGAINST FALSITY It may be seen that when PERSUASION is added to argument (logos), it can make any impression it likes upon the soul; take first, for example, the arguments of the meteorologists, who take away one opinion and replace it with another, thus making … Continue reading The psychology of truth and non-truth