However, there is a difficulty. Knowledge must wait for something before it can be applicable, and that which it waits for is never certain. How, then, can I know that what I call Heaven is not really man, and what I call man is not really Heaven? There must first be a True Man' before there can be true knowledge.Life is uncertain. It often is difficult to know the wheat from the chaff. I think this is as true for the superficial person as it is for the diligent one.
~ Burton Watson translation ~
There are times when, on first blush, we claim to perform some action out of a sense of altruism or deep compassion. Later, we question ourselves, "Did I do it for them or me?" It's not an easy question to answer!
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