Thursday, June 13, 2013

Via Buddhism on Beliefnet:

Daily Buddhist Wisdom

Speak not harshly to anyone. Those thus addressed will retort. Painful, indeed, is vindictive speech. Blows in exchange may bruise you. If, like a cracked gong, you silence yourself, you have already attained Nibbana: no vindictiveness will be found in you.
- Dhammapada 133-134

Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma June 13, 2013

The Virtue of Great Compassion

Just as when you want to win people’s hearts you first love their children, the Buddhas and bodhisattvas consider all living beings their children, so if you love all living beings equally, all the Buddhas will be moved to respond.
- Zen Master Torei, "Great Compassion"
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