In the East the symbol of wisdom.

You live in a small town where shopping needs are well met by local shops and a large supermarket chain wants to put a store in town despite the objections of 80% of the population. On principle you too are against the proposal and decide that, if it does eventuate, you would not use the new store. When the campaign was on and commitments avowed, a local was heard to say, ‘Given time, principle will succumb to convenience!’

The townspeople lose the battle and the new store is established.

Will your principle stand the test of time especially if, at some time, the new store has something you want and it is not available elsewhere in town?


About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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