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    On Oct 26, 2012 Conrad P. Pritscher wrote:

     Thank you for the opportunity to respond.  The words "servant" and "leader" have connotations that may at times distort what is.  Vinoba beautifully stated that the hand protects the head when somebody tries to strike it.  The hand is a part of the body.  I am a part of the universe and when greed, ignorance or fear interfere with the universe,  then it is time to interfere with that interference.  Being open to noticing what is is the key to noticing, and noticing helps one notice that  interference to greed, ignorance and fear  is appropriate.  As usual, if the way could be said, it would not be the way.  My wife just emailed me the following  and it approaches a way
    to care of everyone and everything.  It states: " People are often unreasonable and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway
    If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.
    If you are honest, people may cheat you.  Be honest anyway.
    If you find happiness, people may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.
    The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.  Do good anyway. Warm and kind regards to everyone.

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