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Main : Books : One Minute Wisdom

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

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The Master always insisted that we must learn by ourselves - teach ourselves -- rather than depend on other people's authority. This had its limits, of course, as when a bright young fellow was convinced he ought to try drugs as a means to mysticism -- and "take the risk, for one can only learn by trial and error."

That moved the Master to tell the old story of the nail and the screw:

"Here is one way to find out whether what you need in a plank is a nail or a screw: Drive the nail in. If it splits the plank, you know you needed the screw."




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