A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Via Daily Dharma
A Trustworthy Friend | April 4, 2015
If you really want to become skillful
in your thoughts, words, and deeds, you need a trustworthy friend to
point out your blind spots. And because those spots are blindest around
your unskillful habits, the primary duty of a trustworthy friend is to
point out your faults—for only when you see your faults can you correct
them; only when you correct them are you benefiting from your friend’s
compassion in pointing them out.