Saturday, February 01, 2003


We cannot depend fully on ourselves to discover our shortcomings-
because we have personal blind spots.
We also cannot fully depend on others to uncover our shortcomings-
because they have their personal blind spots.
Thus we have to continually be open to ourselves and all other views of ourselves.

Some time a year ago, I played a game with a circle of about ten Dharma friends. In it, we balance open verbal praise of each other with “discreet” written views of each other’s shortcomings. Here is my summarised list of shortcomings as a reminder to work harder (the “virtues” are left out as I find them too flattering!)-

1. Impatient.
2. Strict on some views. Must be tolerant to others who are at different levels.
3. Flare up sometimes on certain topics of discussion.
4. Must learn to listen to other views.
5. Generally egoistic (my comment) JoinMailingList4LatestUpdates/Reply

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