When we understand
That we do not understand everything
Then humility begins
While arrogance retreats
How can one love
When one hates?
How can one show respect
When one kills?
How can one be true
When one lies?
How can one speak of humanity
When one is inhuman?
How can one respect his neighbour
When he attacks him?
How can one speak of peace
When one wages war?
How can one find his own faults
When all the blame is on others?
How can one express empathy and compassion
When one shows brutal ruthlessness?
How can one have humility
When greedily seeking power?
How can one understand
When one sees nothing and hears nothing?
How can awareness come
When ignorance reigns?
How can we be human beings
When we are still animals…?
Would we see the mistakes we make
How many times a day would we have to apologise
Would we see why we do or say something
We would see our selfish motives
Would we see how we treat other people
Our pride in ourselves would leave us
Would we see how we treat ourselves
Our theatre towards ourselves would end
Would we see how we struggle to gain advantages
Our self-respect would be at rock bottom
Would we see what we are doing with our lives
Would we be ashamed to the core
Would we see where our attention goes
We would perceive wasted time
Would we see the meaning of our life
We would become a different person….
Only when we deeply have understood
That we cannot understand everything
The river bows to the ocean…