metaxu ~= "in between"

Posts tagged ‘bodhicitta’

duty of love

The first duty of love is to listen.

Paul Tillich

bad man’s teacher

What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher?
What is a bad man but a good man’s job?

If you don’t understand this, you will get lost, no matter how clever you are. It is the great secret.

Verse 27, Tao Te Ching

compassion is essential

Compassion is not religious; it is human.
It is not luxury; it is essential for peace and mental stability.
It is essential for our survival.

why

Love is the why.

discover within

You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.

Galileo Galilei

nonviolence

We must understand first that nonviolence is not passivity. It is instead creative activity. That activity takes place within particular limits: … The recognition of others as fellow human beings, even when they are our adversaries.

That recognition does not require that we acquiesce to the demands of others when we disagree. Rather, it requires that our action, even when it coerces the other (as boycotts, strikes, sit-ins and human blockades often do), does not aim to destroy that other in his or her humanity.

It requires that we recognize others as fellow human beings, even when they are on the other side of the barricades.

those angels

Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

Author unknown