Zarathustra A God That Can Dance ~ 15

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event type discourse
date & time 3 Apr 1987 pm
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 34min. Quality: good.
Live music after the discourse.
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video Available, duration 1h 41min. Quality: good, but the first 20 seconds of Q1 barely audible (under revision).
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shorttitle ZARA115
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha.
The sutra
Of justice
When you have an enemy, do not requite him good for evil: for that would make him ashamed. But prove that he has done something good to you.
Better to be angry than make ashamed! And when you are cursed, I do not like it that you then want to bless. Rather curse back a little!
And should a great injustice be done you, then quickly do five little injustices besides. He who bears injustice alone is terrible to behold.
Did you know this already? Shared injustice is half justice. And he who can bear it should take the injustice upon himself.
A little revenge is more human than no revenge at all. And if the punishment be not also a right and an honour for the transgressor, then I do not like your punishment.
It is more noble to declare yourself wrong than to maintain you are right, especially when you are right. Only you must be rich enough for it.
I do not like your cold justice; and from the eye of your judges there always gazes only the executioner and his cold steel.
Tell me, where is the justice which is love with seeing eyes to be found?...
How could I be just from the very heart? How can I give everyone what is his? Let this suffice me: I give everyone what is mine.
... Thus spake Zarathustra.


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