Some years ago i wrote this post…
and on that day this year i watched this moving little half hour video…(it’s not about William and Kate lighting candles!) so hang on in there, if you will, to the end…it’s very beautiful, i think.
‘I have no room for hatred in my heart’ …no matter what has happened to me and those close to me…
…brings tears to the eyes just writing the words.
A few days after the memorial day but memorable every day…
as it says in the Dhammapada:
‘In this world hatred is never pacified by hatred. It is by the absence of hatred that hatred is pacified.’
The words that follow are “This is the ancient truth”.
A truth which was ancient even at the time these words of the historical buddha were spoken…how deep is that?
…and how blind the multifarious, shifting sands of justifications for hatred arising from fundamental ignorance and leading to ignorance of that truth’s validity. Deludedly projecting… and so dividing, partitioning… protecting, and rejecting to the point of annihilation, aspects of the heart-mind, of the undivided whole.