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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Kindness is Always Possible

Be kind whenever possible - It is always possible.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

James's: This is something that I have to remember when feeling anger boil up in my heart for President Bush. :/

That doesn't mean, however, that I have to agree with his policies and actions or not work to change them but I still must be kind toward him as a fellow being.

-Peace to all beings-

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4 comments:

tatiana said...

What a good mantra!
So, have you seen my latest rant about what happened yesterday? Looks like there is no way around the bullshit of government. Tons of positive energy notwithstanding! Oh, well. . . time to carry on....

"James" said...

Tati:

Yeah, it is.

I'll be right over.

dragonflyfilly said...

there is kindness, then there is tolerance...and we do not have to be tolerant of "idiots", or people who are abusing their priviledge...as far as i am concerned, people who have power and money are "stewards" and it is there responsibility to be responsible stewards...Bush is an ego-maniac, as are the people, senators, lobbyiest and heads of big corporation who are responsible for keeping him in the position of President.

We are being kind when we speak the truth...to say that he is brilliant or to pretend that he is doing what is best would be a lie, and that is not being kind, to him, or to the people his policies are hurting.

cheers, etc. love and light, and "limited" tolerance, lol

"James" said...

PJ:

Exactly. We have a responsiblity of holding our leadership accountable or we become complicit to the decit and abuse of power.

That is what I like about the idea of "Engaged Buddhism." I think that too often some Buddhists detach too much from society. Sure we shouldn't attach to things but we also have a responsibility to help make our society and world better.

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