metaxu ~= "in between"

Posts tagged ‘evil’

our imperfections

We are imperfect people. And it is often in our imperfections that we grow into our best selves. Our imperfections make us trustworthy.

everything you’ve ever wished for

The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for.

Tucker Max

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.

transformation

Can a man who has done bad become good?

bad man’s teacher

What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher?
What is a bad man but a good man’s job?

If you don’t understand this, you will get lost, no matter how clever you are. It is the great secret.

Verse 27, Tao Te Ching

from this conflict comes our chance

the physical level is there
the mental/spiritual level is there
and they are always in conflict, they always will be

from this conflict comes our chance —
it is the basis of change.
it is the basis of transformation.

His Holiness Dalai Lama, Teachings, McLeod Ganj, September 2007

by oneself

By oneself the evil is done, by oneself one suffers;
By oneself evil is left undone, by oneself one is purified.
Purity and impurity belong to oneself, no one can purify another.