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When Adam delved and Eve span,
Who was then the gentleman?
(John Ball : 1381)
The five most essential words for a healthy relationship :
I apologise and You are right.
If you are too fair, cover yourself with ash.
If too clever, go half asleep
That which is fast will tire fast.
Be slow!, slow as stillness.
Be formless like water.
Lie low, don't even try to go up.
Don't go round the deity.
Nothingness has no directions.
(K. Satchidanandan : How to go to the Tao Temple)
I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself in now and then finding a smooth pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
(Sir Isaac Newton : 1642-1727)
We must act even as the mango tree which droops as it bears fruits. Its grandeur lies in its majestic lowliness. Humility, therefore, is the key to quick success.
When sugar is poured into milk, it asks for no concessions, takes up no space, never asserts itself.
If you are caught in the open during lightning storm, you should kneel down, bend forward and put your hands on your knees. Then if the lightning strikes nearby, your body will be less likely to serve as a conductor. Humility acts similarly in a crisis.
Remember, my boy, that the taller the bamboo grows, the lower it bends.
(Advice given by General Romulo’s Father)