Thursday, March 22, 2012

Brad Warner - "The Mafia Precepts"

A well thought and well written opinion by Brad Warner.

"...It occurred to me (as I said it this time) that perhaps even mafia hit men have a role in society. They kill other mafia guys. And the fewer mafia guys there are, the better. Probably. Or maybe not. 

Because it was the Japanese mafia, the yakuza, who were among the first to deliver aid to the people hardest hit by last year's earthquakes in Japan. Governments -- especially the Japanese one -- move slowly and inefficiently. The yakuza can move quickly.

What I'm getting at is that this karmic stuff is very complex. I think it's a mistake to imagine we know what's good in every instance. Sometimes things that appear to be evil really aren't evil. Sometimes they really are evil...."

Read the full article at his blog, Hardcore Zen 

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