“KING: Venerable teacher, I have summoned you here to teach me non-dualism.
“TEACHER: Very well, Your Majesty. But first, please allow me to teach you compassion.
“KING: I want to learn non-dualism first, then compassion.
“TEACHER: Your Majesty, I heard that you weren’t happy with your previous teacher and that you had him put to death. If I teach you non-dualism first, you might do the same to me. And then you wouldn’t have the opportunity to learn compassion. But if I am able to teach you compassion first, you will learn both.”
Greg Goode After Awareness: The End of the Path Oakland, CA: Non-Duality Press, 2016 (Non-Duality Press is an imprint of New Harbinger Publications, Inc.)