Philosophical Sayings About Worldly Matter (II)
Updated: Oct 27, 2021
In a dispute about right and wrong, there is nothing worse than to stick to one’s position and continue arguing, thus compounding one’s wrong and finally getting into trouble. For this reason, one should not let oneself be overwhelmed by disputes.
(This is a translation of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu’s philosophical sayings about worldly matters originally written in Chinese.)
Below is not an official translation, just for reference.
Right and wrong are not adhered. It only brings negative things to people, only gives them misfortune and disasters. Therefore, we must not be attached when we face right and wrong matters. When right and wrong matters appear, let others reason by themselves, and they can say what they please. Otherwise, once entangled in right and wrong, it will cause disputes, arguments about who is true and who is false, who is positive and who is negative, and it will also cause verbal struggle between each other.
Moreover, they often refuse to admit when they lose. One says one is right, and another says another is right. In the end, it takes a lot of time and energy. It will still be unclear who is right and who is wrong. The situation will intensify and the feelings between each other become more and more difficult. The contradictions between each other will become more and more complicated, and even cause disasters. Even more serious, the disasters can lead to carnage and death.
Therefore, once we understand the truth about who is right or wrong are unimportant, we should not hold on to it in our hearts when we encounter this concern. Right and wrong will gradually disappear over time. Because of its nature is impermanence, it is said that facing right and wrong, and not holding on to this idea of who is right and wrong, will benefit oneself and others.