I turn everything into a contest and a game; everyone becomes an
opponent and rival. Driving the freeway, getting the best deal,
always racing and beating the clock, making a hit and a score --
bigger, better, higer performance ... the Winner! It is said that
breaking the rules wins wars. But breaking rules cause wars, too.
Always trying to win, "by hook or crook" is waging war in my mind.
Soon, it spills out and fills up the universe with conflict and
destruction. Fighting inside brings wars outside.
The little war with the rock-throwers is just a scaled down version
of the bigger war going on in the world. It all starts right in my
upside-down heart. "Gotta make it big! Get to the top. Be a
somebody. Be looked up to and admired." So I get back what I put
out. [...] When I stop competing and scrambling for (money,) name and
fame, then people will stop fighting with me. [...] How will the
world get better if I don't change myself?"
-- Rev. Heng Sure, during this three year, three-step and a bow,
pilgrimage across California
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