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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:41 pm 
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A friend of mine shared this recently. Sage words from a great Christian saint:

"I've seen too much hate to want to hate, myself, and every time I see it, I say to myself, hate is too great a burden to bear. Somehow we must be able to stan
d up against our most bitter opponents and say: We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. Do to us what you will and we will still love you.... But be assured that we'll wear you down by our capacity to suffer, and one day we will win our freedom. We will not only win freedom for ourselves; we will appeal to your heart and conscience that we will win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory."

-Martin Luther King Jr.,
A Christmas Sermon for Peace on Dec 24, 1967

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:36 am 
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Thanks for sharing; this is great! Not overtly Buddhist, but completely compatible with the bodhisattva ideal.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:47 am 
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What strength and courage this exhibits - regardless the religion. Thank you for the inspiration.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:57 am 
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Any comments Dr King?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:29 pm 
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tomamundsen wrote:
Thanks for sharing; this is great! Not overtly Buddhist, but completely compatible with the bodhisattva ideal.
Oh, it is definitely Buddhist, in the strict sense of being enlightened speech.
:namaste:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:50 pm 
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"I've seen too much hate ...

Hate is form, form is hate ? :sage:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:23 am 
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gregkavarnos wrote:
tomamundsen wrote:
Thanks for sharing; this is great! Not overtly Buddhist, but completely compatible with the bodhisattva ideal.
Oh, it is definitely Buddhist, in the strict sense of being enlightened speech.
:namaste:

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