Stonepeace (856-865)

[856]

Unless you look further and think deeper,
your perception of ‘truth’
remains controlled by your information sources.

[857]

If even the compassionate Buddha
welcomed dialogue with the disagreeable,
to share the truth,
so should we.

[858]

There is no fruitful dialogue
with those of similar views;
there is only pointless monologue.

[859]

If indifference to differences
makes no clear difference,
why not sort them out clearly?

[860]

When all meant to be ‘objective’ serve your interests,
this ‘freedom’ from conflict
IS full of conflicts of interest.

[861]

Humble confidence
welcomes any criticism.
Arrogant cowardice
suppresses all criticism.

[862]

Even if much personal benefits
always are at stake,
may no personal integrity
ever be at stake.

[863]

Excess power wielded by one
is illusion of great power,
with one being
one’s own weakest link.

[864]

When unclear ‘answers’
cannot be clearly questioned,
they are clearly questionable.

[865]

May all learn by discerning
personal and universal
lessons in all matters.