That’s what people are doing, actually doing. It is not just a story. The husband has been humiliated by the boss and he comes home and is angry at the wife for no reason at all. Or maybe he finds a reason; a reason can always be found, they are so simple to find. There is too much salt in the vegetables or the chappati is burned, or something – anything! He will find a reason, and he will convince himself that he is angry because of this reason. But The reality is that he is angry at his boss. The boss is a powerful man; to say anything could be dangerous, he might lose his job. So he smiled when the boss was insulting him; he went on wagging his tail. Now he is projecting the boss onto the wife.
If the story is happening in the West, then the wife can also jump on him. But if it is happening in the East, the wife cannot do anything. In the East, husbands have been telling their wives that husbands have to be treated as gods. The wife cannot say anything; she will have to wait for the child to come back from school and then she will do whatsoever she wanted to do with the husband. She will beat the child. The child is late, his clothes are torn again, he has done this and that, he has been playing with the wrong boys again. And what can the child do? He will go into his room and beat or destroy his toys. In this way it goes on shifting.
Atisha is saying: Please don’t shift things; otherwise your whole life you will be just shifting and shifting. Take the responsibility, take the risk. Respond to the situation, whatsoever the cost.
Don't transfer the cow's load to the bull. Don't back the favorite.
Don’t have likes and dislikes. Be just, be fair, don’t decide by your prejudices, your liking and disliking. Just decide the case on its own merit, and your life will have the beauty of truth, your life will have the strength of truth.
Don't have wrong views.
All views are wrong. Life should be lived without views, life should be lived in immediate contact with reality. But if it is not possible, then at least don’t have wrong views. What are wrong views? Views which are rooted in prejudice, hate, anger, greed, ambition, violence.
The first thing is, don’t have any kind of views. Live life without a philosophy to live by. Philosophy is not needed to live life – and the best and most glorious life is the life which is lived without any philosophy: simple, innocent, spontaneous.
But if it is not possible right now, then start by at least dropping wrong views. Don’t live through prejudice, don’t live through anger, don’t live through hatred, don’t live through greed, ambition, don’t live through dreams. Be real, more real, more realistic. Be a little more alert, watchful, watching each act cautiously, because each act creates a chain of actions. Whatsoever you do will remain in the world even when you are gone, because the chain will continue. If you cannot do something beautiful in the world, at least don’t do something ugly.