metaxu ~= "in between"

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a skilful way

Loving-kindness is a skilful way of enduring what we would not normally endure.

Ajahn Sumedho


In the sunlight of awareness,
everything becomes sacred.

Thich Nhat Hanh

so much in us

There’s so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it ill behooves the most of us
To stand and judge the rest of us.

pig to sing

You can’t teach a pig to sing. It only frustrates you, and annoys the pig.

American proverb

like a needle

Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.

Ethiopian Proverb

gives the itch

What gives the child the itch has already given him the fingernails for scratching it.

Igbo Proverb

the pebbles

As the river becomes clearer the pebbles become apparent.

— Tibetan Proverb