WOLVES AND WOLVES
Sep 15, 2006 07:07 AM
This is, once more, an insightful food for thought.
But -- in fact there are all kinds of wolves and not only two of them.
Not every wolf that fights, for instance, does so for selfish reasons.
Not all wolves that seem to behave like sheep, have ceased to be wolves.
In fact, HPB wrote, wolves that appear to be sheep are the most dangerous, and most violent -- because they act under cover and in disguised ways. Plato, talking about Sophists, said the same.
So being spiritual is not keeping an outer image of a saintly person. Far from it.
Ciryl Scott wrote that the wise man and the fool often look like the same for two reasons.
One is that the wise man will not make any effort to look like that (think of HPB, for instance).
The other reason is that the fool will make everything he can to look like a wise person (no examples needed).
Best regards, Carlos.
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Data:Fri, 15 Sep 2006 08:51:32 -0400
Assunto:Theos-World Thought for the day - September 15, 2006
> An old Cherokee is telling his granddaughter about a fight that is going
> on inside himself. He said it is between two wolves. One is evil: Anger,
> envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment,
> inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other is good:
> Joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence,
> empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. The granddaughter
> thought about it for a minute and then asked her grandfather, "Which
> wolf wins?"
> The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one I feed."
> -Unknown Author- Native American Story
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