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Main : Life

Morality
  by: Anthony de Mello, SJ, One Minute Wisdom

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The disciples would frequently be absorbed in questions of right and wrong. Sometimes the answer would be evident enough. Sometimes it was elusive.

The Master, if he happened to be present at such discussions, would take no part in them.

Once he was confronted with this question: "Is it right to kill someone who seeks to kill me? Or is it wrong?"

He said, "How should I know?"

The shocked disciples answered, "Then how would we tell right from wrong?"

The Master said, "While alive, be dead to yourself, be totally dead. Then act as you will and your action will be right."




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