Galen Pearl

Galen Pearl

Galen Pearl

Just Sayin’…

Buddhism says:  Hatred never ceases by hatred but by love alone is healed.

Christianity says: Love your enemies.

Taoism says: I am good to people who are good. I am also good to people who are not good.

Islam says: It may be that God will ordain love between you and those whom you hold as enemies.

Judaism says: Love covers all offenses.

Hinduism says:  A noble soul will ever exercise compassion even towards those who enjoy injuring others or those of cruel deeds.

The photo above is of Kuan Yin, the Chinese goddess of mercy and compassion. This is my favorite depiction of her because in this statue, her serene countenance is untroubled by the swirling water beneath her and the dragons coiling around her. She is often shown holding a vase containing the nectar of compassion, which, in this statue, she is pouring into the mouth of the dragon.

I don’t know what else to say about what I see in the world right now.

4 thoughts on “Just Sayin’…”

  1. Ah, yes, Martha, quoting is much easier than practicing! All these religions share the same basic teaching. Yet those following these religions continue to struggle to receive this teaching into their hearts. Thanks for commenting.

  2. Our world is very sad right now with so much hatred. However, it is also full of really good people who love one another. I believe that we are to love one another, forgive one another and care about one another, and serve one another. Love and hugs for you~

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