2016-10-19

Raven 18

Timid and Truthful. Speaking truth necessarily always does good. Is that true?

Aitken's Case (Zen Master Raven)
Mole had just arrived at Tallspruce. Raven said, "Was there something you wanted to ask?"
Mole cleared his throat and asked, "Should I always tell the truth? Sometimes it does more harm than good."
Raven said, "then it's not the truth."
Mole sighed and was silent.
Owl spoke up and asked, "Then should I lie at such a time?"
Raven said, "Tell the truth."
Hotetsu's Verse
Declarative sentences come in true and false.
Sycamore trees, not so much.
A river, even as it winds back on itself, flows nothing but truth.
The moon, even as it blocks the sun, shines nothing but truth.
Raven 17

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