Virtue Series – Part 9
DISCRIMINATION – implies the power of discerning the motives of people and their character, and the ability to see the real truths below the apparent surface of situations. To discriminate emphasizes the power to distinguish the excellent and the appropriate; to judge between what is good and what is better; to weigh alternative courses of action in the light of karmic law; and to perceive the fallaciousness or veritas of teachings. It signifies a shift from mere belief systems or belonging systems to actual inner experience.All spiritual traditions (starting with Recovery) at their mature levels agree that such a movement is possible, desirable, and even available to everyone. Intuition is a natural extension of the power of discrimination.