Magnanimity ( beautiful word ) …


Magnanimity ( beautiful word ) …
Magnanimous: Forgiveness towards a less powerful person. Smacks of contrivance right ? NO that’s being “patronizing”, not what is meant here. I heard a zen tale once about training roosters to fight . It went something like this – An adept at fighting rooters who was seemingly always victorious was imparting wisdom to a student. The student asked the master what are the signs to look for in a fowl who has supreme fighting skills. The master said it wasn’t when he displayed his feathers in a menacing way before a foe. It wasn’t when the rooster appeared outwardly calm yet inwardly alert. But when the rooster was totally at ease even when displays of aggression were aimed at it – it was then he was ready to fight ( deep right ) . SALUTE
– ST

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~ by BE LIKE WATER on June 19, 2013.

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