Our Humanity In the Balance

Entries for month: November 2010

SEEKING OPPORTUNITY IN DISASTER (Preparing to confront ‘the enemy)

November 03, 2010 · No Comments

“History abounds with stories of individuals perpetrating the most destructive and harmful acts: killing and torture, bringing misery and untold suffering to large numbers of people. These incidents in human history can be seen as reflecting the darker side of our common human heritage. These events occur only when there is hatred, anger, jealousy, and unbounded greed. World history is a record of the effects of the negative and positive thoughts of human beings. This, I think, is quite clear. By reflecting on these past occurrences, we can see that if we want to have a better and happier future, now is the time to examine the mindset of our present generation and to reflect on the way of life that it may bring about in the future.”

 

-       His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, “Loving the Enemy

 

 


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