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Maggie “mohawk” in black and white. (Photo by me)

Buddhism & the Function of Evil

The Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore compares the function of evil to the banks for a river,

The riverbanks are obstructions,

But they are necessary for keeping the river and flowing steadily forward,

Without banks, the river would overflow, causing destruction instead of creating value.

(Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the philosophy)

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