Why use my confused mind to make up thoughts when someone’s already done it better?

One of the many things I have been remonstrating myself for recently is writing essays and lengthy blog posts the eve of an unfinished assignment’s due date. This post, and the next, is one of those.

Another annoying trait I have been displaying openly for the last couple of years is my belief in my having something incredibly useful to say on the socio-political sphere. I may or may not, regardless, I don’t want to bother myself with such illusions or realities of worthiness and intellectualism. Such ideas really get in the way of spiritual practice as I spend a lot of time intellectualising things which realistically, I have no way of verifying. This means never-ending intellectualism, the worst type.

So I’ve decided to quote others whom I respect on the subjects I like, and leave the knowing to others. Most of the quotes will probably come from my own spiritual teacher, Supreme Master Ching Hai.

I figured that if there’s anything interesting to say, my idols and teachers will have said it already. As it turns out, I was right. The next post will be the first entry in what will be a series called The Socio-political Theory of the Saints.

Posted on April 7, 2007 Modified April 7, 2007