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Who Do You Choose To Be?

Those about to create evil karma
do not look different from
those about to create good karma.
They can look like you too.

— Shilashanti (Part 1)

If we look at pictures
of heroes and villains,
it is impossible to differentiate them,
with them looking like you and me,
reminding us that we can be either too.
Who do you choose to be?

If we look at pictures
of the greedy and generous,
it is impossible to differentiate them,
with them looking like you and me,
reminding us that we can be either too.
Who do you choose to be?

If we look at pictures
of the hateful and kind,
it is impossible to differentiate them,
with them looking like you and me,
reminding us that we can be either too.
Who do you choose to be?

If we look at pictures
of the deluded and wise,
it is impossible to differentiate them,
with them looking like you and me,
reminding us that we can be either too.
Who do you choose to be?

Beyond mere appearances,
and stereotypical imagination
of the good and evil,
how are we truly internally,
and how do we express it externally?
May we be true to one and all, one within and without.

Those about to suffer from evil karma
do not look different from
those about to be rewarded by good karma.
They can look like you too.

— Shilashanti (Part 2)

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