This is a great quote with an excellent story. The last line resonates and echoes the words of Zen masters such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Senryu Suzuki.
The other day I had a disagreement with a friend over a difference of opinion. I have though much about that exchange in the days since. I don’t think I was very gracious. Like everyone I have faults, and one of them is that I am not particularly tolerant of what I perceive to be ignorance in another human being.
I guess I forget sometimes, that others are on a different path to me. We are not all the same. We are not all at the same level of our evolutionary development.
Don’t get me wrong… I’m not saying I am I superior… not at all.
What I am saying is that I should have known better. I do know better. But like all souls having this very human experience, I forget… I make mistakes… I neglect to act in totally loving and accepting ways.
The Maharaja, Neem Karoli Baba’s once said…
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