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Saturday, March 14, 2020

More Helpful Buddhist Pearls of Wisdom During Times Like These: The Poison Arrow Story

As I said below, I am a Christian in faith and worship, but often find pearls of wisdom can be gleaned from other faiths when it comes to just good life advice - particularly Buddhism.

Here's another I've found helpful, and which you may find helpful, during times like these - in which both sides are developing conspiracy theories:


"Suppose a man is struck by a poisoned arrow and the doctor wishes to take out the arrow immediately."

"Suppose the man does not want the arrow removed until he knows who shot it, his age, his parents, and why he shot it. What would happen?

"If he were to wait until all these questions have been answered, the man might die first."

Life is so short. It must not be spent in endless metaphysical speculation that does not bring us any closer to the truth.

In other words, even if those conspiracy theories were true -  it doesn't matter, right now - deal with the injury, pull the arrow out and heal, make sure you're safe first -  then you can worry about "whodunnit." 

PS - If we do the arrow-pulling right, Ladies and Gentlemen -  by taking appropriate measures to protect ourselves and each other - then we, as well as our businesses, will be less affected and more temporarily than it is feared. 

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