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Or, loving our family and friends is easy, but can we love our enemies?

I must say that I can't love my enemies, yet!

I have made a lot of progress though in the last few years.

I find that if I pray for them then they seem to cease being enemies.

I look on them as being sick people who I want to get better.

I often have to say, "please let them get what they deserve", which is one way of getting round praying for good things for them.

Maybe one day, I will be able to love them.

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It is easy for men to write and act like philosophers, but to act with wisdom, there is the rub.

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It is easy for men to write and act like philosophers, but to act with wisdom, there is the rub.

I like that.

There is no good, and there is no evil, only the subjective perception thereof.

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There is no good, and there is no evil, only the subjective perception thereof.

All depends on how you look at it.

"A stick is just a stick, until you need it for something. Then it's either too long or too short."

--Korean Zen master Soen Sanim

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There is no good, and there is no evil, only the subjective perception thereof.

All depends on how you look at it.

"A stick is just a stick, until you need it for something. Then it's either too long or too short."

--Korean Zen master Soen Sanim

'Value creation'

Which is...?

'Basically, that everthing's neutral and only gets a value--positive or negative--through how we relate to it. And these values are beauty, gain and good.'

I digested this for a moment. 'You're saying that we give value to things?'

'Almost. The value's created through through our relationship to that thing, our attitude.'

'And this relates to work?'

'It relates to everything,darling.' Dora smiled. 'The more value we create, especially for other people, the happier we are.'

The Buddha, Geoff and Me: A Modern Story; Edward Canfor-Dumas

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The worried convict dies many times before he reaches the gallows.

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The worried convict dies many times before he reaches the gallows.

I bet you could substitute "groom" and "altar" there too... :o

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Not very profound but If a man stands in the middle of the forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him....Is he still wrong?

or

If a mute kid swears does his mother wash his hands with soap?

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Den

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If you keep on saying that things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.

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from my quaker high school ( quoting someone from the quakers, sudden alzheimer here :o):

let your lives speak

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from my quaker high school ( quoting someone from the quakers, sudden alzheimer here :D):

let your lives speak

Love that one, it sums up the whole Quaker approach. Apparently that aphorism is an updated, liberal Quaker interpretion of George Fox's original exhortation, "So let your lives preach ..."

I graduated from a Quaker college, am still a member of Society of Friends. :o

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Don't be puzzled by problems, whatever they may be. Always face them as if they are examinations you have to pass.

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QUOTE(Neeranam @ 2005-07-11 16:10:53)

The worried convict dies many times before he reaches the gallows.

I bet you could substitute "groom" and "altar" there too... 

:o 55 :D

That's funnny you should be on stage Jai Dee!

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"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself" - Jean Anouilh. French playwright, 1910-1987

I like this one; it offers some interesting perspectives, when looked at through Buddhist or Christian eyes.

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