Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ignorance and Arrogance

Ignorance and arrogance both claim to own the truth.

But each of them sees with only one eye.

Even a peacock sees better, and his eyes are an illusion.

Truth shows her face at the instant the single eye blinks.

The led horse winds toward home, helping quietly to bear your burden.

The driven horse flees blindly from danger, leaving you to labor on


with the weight of your anger.

Ignorance puts fences between men,

but arrogance makes men defend them.

In this way wars and loneliness are made.

Weeds grow thickly before a gate that is never opened,

and wisdom and humility are lost.

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