Stonepeace (906-920)


[906]

There might be need to be firm,
by manifesting wrath to right wrongs,
but there is never need to be really angry.

[907]

Be well-motivated not greedy,
calm not angry,
clear not deluded,
dignified not arrogant,
and faithful not doubtful.

[908]

Bad teachers ‘create’ bad students
who support bad teachers.
May all be good teachers
and students who break the cycle.

[909]

Crucial skills are only difficult to master
when they lack
crucial learning and crucial practice.

[910]

To not maintain the increase
of your standards
might be to allow the decrease
of your standards.

[911]

Worse than a direct liar
who lies about one truth
is a convoluted liar
who lies about more convoluted lies.

[912]

Self-centred ‘righteousness’
becomes self-righteousness,
that attempts to be ‘right’
for the wrong reason.

[913]

The more blessings you share,
the more blessings you create.

[914]

Never make excuses for one
who never makes amends,
especially oneself.

[915]

Be grateful if others
have helped you.
Be remorseful if you
have harmed others.

[916]

Listen to the message
with its tone
to hear the reason
with its emotion.

[917]

Those sincere to make amends
do so immediately.
Those insincere to make amends
talk about doing so later.

[918]

‘Taking responsibility’
without facing consequences
is not ‘taking responsibility’;
it is being irresponsible.

[919]

Mind your heart and mind well
because no one else
can mind them for you.

[920]

The ‘devil’ is in the details
of the seemingly ‘reasonable’ deal
signed with the ‘devil’.