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Meditation 118
Fasting at a shrine

by JT

One good deed is better than three days fasting at a shrine. A Japanese saying

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Our interpretation of quotations is very much influenced by what we already believe. Quotations are unlikely to change our minds. If they don't reinforce or at least support what we already "know," then we tend to ignore them. However, a quotation can occasionally put a new perspective on our opinions.

I found the above Japanese proverb to encapsulate many of the things I hold to be true. Some of the things it says to me are:

What does it say to you?