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Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Three Wise Monkeys

Hi, Everyone! Perhaps because the last few days—since my Gandhi posts—I have been made extremely aware of just how much resistance there is in the minds of people to seeing, hearing, and speaking the truth, the three so-called wise monkeys have been popping in my mind.

·        Why do we call them the “wise” monkeys?

·        Why do we take the advice of monkeys as gospel?

I really don’t know. Especially since the advice of these particular monkeys “see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil” is a fast-track to La-La land—a world of illusion rather than reality.

·        Is there any sense in being willfully blind?

·        Is there any sense in being willfully deaf?

Not that I can see.

Yes, there is no reason to speak evil, but when speaking the truth is being looked upon as speaking “evil,” then that is necessary too.

What, I wonder, would the world have been like today, if these monkeys had been telling us “see the truth, hear the truth, speak the truth”?


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