Loved the extension of this story back to its original roots. Made me think of whether we can apply the same analogy to the external world i.e. we have unsavory characters who embody the black wolf more than the white in many parts of our workplaces and official institutions. Is this a wise choice, mindful of the wisdom of this passage? Is the black wolf within, and the black wolves without, content not reign supreme and dominate the white wolf? Personally, I am unsure, but I once heard of people complaining to a well-known saint about mischief done by unsavory characters in her organization. Her response was that she had to keep them close, or they'd create much more mischief in the outside world.