This picture of the three wise monkeys was drawn by children at Nirvana school.
The visual image of three monkeys advising us to “Hear no evil, Speak no evil, See no evil” is a great one to keep in mind all the time.
The concept of three wise figures probably originated from India, and then passed on to China and Japan. These three wise monkeys are now a favourite theme for ornamental pieces, and the inherent learning for all of us is the ability of the disciplined mind to avoid evil.
The message may also relate to people who just don’t want to get involved in anything negative.
If we reflect a bit more on the wise monkeys and adopt their message in our lives, just imagine what a transformation would take place in the world!
For example, if from today onwards you were to fully adopt their wisdom and live their message daily, there would soon be a new you.
For a start, you would:-
– Refuse to hear bad things about others and take part in gossip
– Always say positive things about everyone
– See the beauty in others and all around you
Imagine how different our world would be if everyone adopted the wisdom of the three monkeys.
From today onwards, make one of your guiding principles:-
“Hear no evil, Speak no evil, See no evil”