Finding Direction: Prologue 1.0.0
We each create the future every day by making concrete, practical choices large and small, for better or worse at every level of life. We choose at home, at work, and in the voting booth. We choose as individuals, as communities, as a nation, even as a world. As the saying goes, even choosing not to choose is choosing. From these choices come specific consequences. Our choices are better or worse because there is such as thing as right and wrong, moral Growth and moral Decay. The conflict between them influences our lives, every other living thing, and the earth itself in all sorts of ways.
Without Words We Cannot Think
Think not lightly of evil, saying, “It will not come to me.” Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Think not lightly of good, saying, “It will not come to me.” Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.
The Dhammapada: The Buddha’s Path of Wisdom #121 and #122, translated from the Pali by Acharya Buddharakkhita