The Devil and his Friend
The devil once went for a walk with a friend.
They saw a man ahead of them stoop down
and pick up something from the road.
'What did that man find?' asked the friend.
'A piece of Truth,' said the Devil.
'Doesn't that disturb you?' asked the friend.
'No it does not,' said the devil, 'I shall allow him
to make a religious belief out of it.'
People that cling to a nugget of truth make no progress because they are sure they have found it all. They know the way. And the more their way is questioned the more hostile and dogmatic they become. They are blind to the whole.
It is wise to not rush to judgment but live within the question. And yet that is a difficult place to be like balancing on the point of a boulder high up on a cliff. Everyone will jump in to try and tell you where to put your foot so you can climb down. They never ask if you wish to come down or even what the view is from that position.