A monk asked the Chinese Ch'an master Chien Paling:
-What is the difference between the meaning of the Sutras and that of the Patriarch?
The master replied:
-When it is cold, hen would go up on a tree and duck down to water.
I agree. debate leads us to nowhere. We learn little or nothing from it. I believe its paying attention to others and hearing their oppinions and life experience that really enlightens. Lets not argue, instead let us share our gifts of knowledge and ignorance.