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    see no evil...

    hello,
    what does "see no evil, hear no evil" mean?

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    Re: see no evil...

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    hello,
    what does "see no evil, hear no evil" mean?
    See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" is a common phrase, usually used to describe someone who doesn’t want to be involved in a situation.

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    Re: see no evil...

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" is a common phrase, usually used to describe someone who doesn’t want to be involved in a situation.
    It is much more a moral instruction to avoid evil by not seeing, hearing or speaking evil.

    It comes from the Chinese, and is pictorialized in the Three Wise Monkeys: speak no evil*** see no evil*** hear no evil

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