Hatred Can Never Bring the Changes Our Hearts Long For

“Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world.
By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased.
This is a law eternal.”
The Buddha

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Cherie Huber

“When we attack injustice, cruelty, and suffering with intolerance and loathing, we make the mistake of believing that hatred can generate compassion and goodness.  Hatred is suffering, and can only perpetuate suffering, not alleviate it. Change that arises from duality is change in content only — the what’s change, but the how’s remain the same. The oppressed become the oppressors. We only change roles.

Profound change—change in how we do not what we do—happens only with complete acceptance—acceptance that goes beyond the dualities of right and wrong, them and us, good and bad.  This acceptance demands our full attention, our complete willingness, our unconditional love, and our deepest wisdom and compassion. There is nothing passive about it.” Cherie Huber
~ Cheri Huber

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“He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me.”
Those who harbor such thoughts do not still their hatred.

“He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me.”
Those who do not harbor such thoughts still their hatred.

Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world.
By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.

There are those who do not realize that one day we all must die.
But those who do realize this settle their quarrels.

The Dhammapada

Forgiveness – Beth Budesheim

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About Steven Goodheart

"I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them." Spinoza

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