Friday, August 19, 2011

It's Philosophy Time

The Dhammapada has a strong point.

In chapter 9, it says

"An evil person sees good so long as the evil does not ripen but once the evil action ripens the evil person sees evil. A good person sees evil so long as the good does not ripen; but once the good action ripens the good person sees good."

I don't know if I would go so far as saying a good person sees evil in doing the right thing but sometimes it can appear pointless (can pointlessness be called a type of evil in this case?) to do the right thing but generally the quote seems to make a sound point.

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