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Response to Harker (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:26 AM

11. It is the bodddhisattva point of view

I posted the Karmapa's quote because it startled me and profoundly touched my heart.

We so easily fall into hating the haters, thus making ourselves haters too. Hell is not a physical place that you can locate on a map. Hell is a state of mind that is filled with hatred. Hatred is what Hell is all about. Wishing evil and ill and suffering on others. Then going out and committing evil and ill deeds of hatred and vengence. When I look at those three faces, especially the woman, I don't see any joy or happiness.

I am not skillful enough to find the right words to erase the hatred from the minds of the haters, but I am skillful enough not to nurture hatred for them in my own mind. And that, in and of itself, is the right step on the path to enlightenment.

May all sentient beings be free of suffering
and free of the causes and conditions of suffering.

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