Sunday, January 07, 2007

Wisdom From a Laugh 35

For the umpteenth time, Brian a college student had been telling the college principal, “Sir, I’m so scared. Mr. Weller says he’s going to kill me if I continue studying in this college.”
The principal was getting tired hearing this over and over again. “Don’t worry, Brian,” the principal replied. “Just ignore the threat. We will all continue to pray for you.”
“Thank you, sir,” Brian said, “but this morning Mr. Weller said that if I keep coming to this college, he’s going to kill the principal.”
“Well, now,” the principal said, “perhaps it’s time for you to check out the college opposite ours. It offers similar courses … and they’re as good as ours.”
When it comes to one’s own self-interest, one’s own principles are set aside and hypocrisy is practiced. This self-interest, self-centeredness, attachment and selfishness will lead one more and more to suffering eventually. Self-interest and attachment can propel one to unwholesome actions, actions rooted in greed and delusion. This will bring about their fall eventually and more dukkha arises. Such is the Law of Cause and Effect.

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