Brian’s Reflection: Thursday, March 3, 2011
Our highest duty as human beings
is to search out means whereby all
beings may be freed from all kinds
of unsatisfactory experience and
His Holiness The Dalai Llama
Our task must be to free ourselves
from this prison (our personal
desires and .. affection for a few
persons nearest to us) by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace
all living creatures and the whole
of nature in its beauty.
[ We’re still on the trail! It calls for brevity! ]
Remember Jesus’ Great Prayer in John’s Gospel? “May they be One, Father, as You and I are One”? In my opinion, Jesus is definitely in with Einstein and the Dalai Llama. Think about these three comments today. And think about popular religion in America today. Think about the divisiveness, the anger, the fulminations, the abusing of dead soldiers and their families by vicious protestors from Baptist cults, etc etc ad nauseum.
Love? Compassion? A living out of the Golden Rule?