Thursday, April 21, 2011
Meditation Monday: Uber-Late Edition
Sutra: All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life. ~The Dhammapada of Gautama the Buddha, CA. ~500BC~
We need a totally different world, a different upbringing, where hate is not taught. This is a very strange world that we have created! Up to now what we have done to humanity is really unbelievable: on the one hand we teach people to hate, and on the other hand we go on talking about peace. On the one hand we poison them, and on the other hand we tell them, "You are all brothers." We talk about brotherhood and we prepare for war; we talk about world peace and we prepare for war. This is sheer neurosis; this is not sanity! Man hitherto has remained insane, and the reason is upbringing. We have not listened to the buddhas yet. Now it is time.