Amends

Suppose you and I argue. If you win and I lose, are you indeed right and I wrong? And if I win and you lose, am I right and you wrong? Are we both partly right and partly wrong? Are we both all right or both all wrong? If you and I cannot see the truth, other people will find it harder.

Then whom shall I ask to be the judge? 

Shall I ask someone who agrees with you? If he already agrees with you how can he be a fair judge?

Shall I ask some one who agrees with me? If he already agrees with me how can he be a fair judge? 

Shall I ask someone who agrees with both of us? If he already agrees with both of us, how can he be a fair judge?

Then if you and I and others cannot decide, shall we wait for still another? Waiting for changing opinions is like waiting for nothing. Seeing everything in relation to the Heavenly Cosmos and leaving the different viewpoints as they are, we may be able to live out our years.

What do I mean by seeing things in relation to the Heavenly Cosmos? Consider right and wrong, being and none being. If right is indeed right, there need be no argument in how it is different from wrong. If being is really being, there need be no argument about how it is different from non-being. Forget time; forget distinction. Enjoy the Infinite. Rest in it.  Chuang Tsu 4000 BC

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