Ajahn Chah Meets the Animals and More Dhammapada

Ajahn Chah has an animal kingdom learning experience and Ajahn Munindo comments on …

Making an arbitrary decision
does not amount to justice.
Having considered arguments
for and against,
the wise decide the case.
v. 256

You are under pressure to make a decision. Is it possible to remain cool and calm when others want you to decide in their favour? Can you remain free from bias and arrive at a just decision? How do we hold our views? Having a strong opinion can feel great; it can appear as confidence. But such is the nature of fundamentalism; so too is providing simplistic answers to complex questions. Rigid
views and simplistic solutions are not aspects of a spacious mind; a mind that can consider all aspects of a dilemma. It usually takes time to arrive at a balanced, thoroughly considered view. It also requires an ability to listen from a place of inner quiet. If we are mentally preparing our rebuttal, we are not really listening.

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