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Friday, March 16, 2012

Discrimination: The Root Of All Evil


All passions sit on the same throne, and share the same footstall:

When this common foundation is removed, they all fall to their death.

This single supporting platform is discrimination, the enemy of loving-kindness.


It is unkind to care less for other children than for one's own.
It is unkind to care less for other elders than for one's parents.
It is unkind to care less for other women than for one's wife.
It is unkind to care less for other men than for one's husband.
It is unkind to care less for other people than for one's friends.

It is unkind to care less for people you don't know, than for the ones you do.
It is unkind to care less for people you don't need, than for the ones you do.
It is unkind to care less for unattractive people than for attractive ones.
It is unkind to care less for uninteresting people than for interesting ones.
It is unkind to care less for unintelligent people than for intelligent ones.


But -then again- how can one's heart truly, deeply, and sincerely care so much for other people (of the opposite gender) in an actually meaningful manner, without falling into the other extreme of the lust-hate spectrum ? Of course, to the mind the answer comes easy: let go of lust, and you'll be able to love all people infinitely, without any limits or boundaries, just as God does... but how can the heart ever actually do such a thing... and, more importantly: why ?

Do you better understand now how it is that we find ourselves trapped in a cage of our own egoism, doomed to never be able to break out, unless -by doing so- we may perish by entering into another one, diametrically opposed to the former, yet equally deadly and dangerous ?

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