|"I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them." |
Dharma Name given by Thich Nhat Hahn on August 17 2002 at Stonehill College, MA: "Compassionate Service of the Heart."
"Grant then that we may mutually aid each other to support the burden of a painful and transitory life; that the trifling differences in the garments that cover our frail bodies, in our insufficient languages, in our ridiculous customs, in our imperfect laws, in our idle opinions, in all our conditions so disproportionate in our eyes, and so equal in yours, that all the little variations that differentiate the atoms called men not be signs of hatred and persecution."
Voltaire - “On Tolerance”