Ravi's picture

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"Watching an unrighteous act that you know is against dharma, while keeping your mouth shut, is the greatest form of unrighteousness. That is the conduct of a coward, not a person of courage."

— Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma / Ammachi) -Eternal Wisdom: Upadeshamritam, Vol. 2, p. 9

Phroggy's picture


Who is to say what is an unrighteous act but the self proclaimed righteous? Righteousness become self righteous and leads to judgment and war. Before one tries to fix the world, it can be useful to notice the apparent problems begin and end with the perceiver of problems. The question to ask is, why does perfection look like it needs to be perfected? Shall I righteously go to war with Amma for preaching the "eternal wisdom" of righteousness? No, it too is part of the perfection. If you see my position as ignorant and self righteous, then you also see my point.

Phroggy | Mon, 10/27/2008 - 18:13
Omkaradatta's picture


In what context was this comment made -- to followers in an ashram? To monks? To everybody? It doesn't seem to make much sense, when out of context. One does not just declare to another "that act was unrighteous!" out of the blue.


Omkaradatta | Tue, 10/28/2008 - 03:05