Friday Wisdom – Gate

“Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates:
At the first gate, ask yourself “Is is true?”
At the second gate ask, “Is it necessary?”
At the third gate ask, “Is it kind?”

A Facebook friend shared the above yesterday.  This is one I’ve not heard before but I’ll likely be quoting from now on.  The picture it was in came from “The Center for Mindful Living.”  I did a bit of googling about the quote and found this blog posting on Philiosophical Percolations that describes the origins and meaning further.

More wisdom next week,
Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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12 Responses to Friday Wisdom – Gate

  1. Not funny like your dad’s stuff, but still very wise. And, more importantly, no toenails were harmed in the writing of this post–I hope. 😉

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  2. PiedType says:

    Wonderful advice. And simply stopping long enough to consider it would take the heat and anger out of a lot of remarks.

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  3. Dave Foyle says:

    The world would be a much quieter place if everybody followed this practice.

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  4. How much of the world’s pain would be eliminated by this simple advice… Great one.

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  5. But, that would kill social media. In fact, it would kill conversation about blog posts. Is there a gate for ‘Is it fun?’

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