Discernment

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Working through the  227 Rules For Monks. Who knew the simple life could be so complex. This another of the 92 pācittiyas.

Discernment

I don’t like everyone

but I no longer waste energy

demonstrating my dislike

at one time it was

a sort of performance piece

to prove how superior I was

to those I disliked

it gave me a sense of self

defined myself by those opinions

 

as I aged

I saw that it made life easier

to stop scattering my energy

on what I disliked about other people

even specific people

and focus that energy on

keeping my mouth shut

so that even when asked

what do I think of so-and-so

I’d resist going into the litany

of someone else’s foibles

I’d say they can be difficult

and let it go at that

 

besides

I have more productive things to do

than talk about

the egotistical ways of others

let’s talk about me

for a change

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