Philosophical Sayings About Worldly Matter (XVI)
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When a person says that he never errs, he is whitewashing his error and thus erring.
(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.
Anyone who likes to say that he has no mistakes and shortcomings, in fact, already demonstrates his mistakes and shortcomings. This is because this language demonstrates a mistake and a shortcoming. People are not plants and trees, which can be invincible. That is to say; everyone is bound to have one or two faults. Those who say they have no faults and mistakes are irrationally argumentative because this behavior is them defending their faults. Well, in this specific performance, at least in his body, he chooses to save face. On the other hand, he may have no virtue to endure humiliation. So, when a person says that he never errs, he is whitewashing his error and thus erring. This sentence is a concrete manifestation of a faulty defect.