In this world
Hate never dispels hate.
Only love dispels hate.
This is the Truth, ancient and inexhaustible. — the Dhammapada
Hate does not dispel hate, but sometimes love doesn't do it either. Sometimes it requires a lot of different energies: patience, logic, determination, stubbornness, legal proceedings, protests, disruption of the status quo, etc.
It is my belief that patience, logic, determination, stubbornness, legal proceedings, protest and disruption of the status quo may constitute the path to social change through love of the protester. Martin Luther King and Ghandi did not engage in civil disobedience from a position of hate, quite the opposite. They used all of the tools you mentioned to create social change guided by love for humanity and the belief that the actions they took in the name of love could overcome the hate of others.
I'm such Spinosist, i don't believe there is a scale of value between emotion, each had its purpose, each have bad side, some peoples need to learn to protect themselves, haven't you heard a woman hit by her boyfriend and saying but i love him. In that case, the woman would have interest to find some hate in her to get the energy to run away, or to fight back.
I had to learn to unlove somehow, not in that kind of case. Its difficult because, you never think that love can be a bad thing. Bad love, mostly hurt the owner, you have to learn to protect yourself and use all emotional resources in an appropriate way
-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-
i guess the question is, what is love? just bcs you say it does it make it so?
clarification: just because you say "it" is love (the dv woman professing her love for her abuser, etc) does that mean what you are experiencing actually is love?
P.S. I don't know why two different pictures are randomly appearing next to various comments. It's all me though, good or bad!
And sometime, hate can be the last survival energy regain in case of deep desperation.
True that. It can be a tremendous release, and if briefly employed without harming others, does not harm to one feeling it either.
It's true but I'm not evolved enough to be a saint. There's still a few things and people in this world I hate.
Still searching for the right brainy quote.
crap, my cat is jammed on the roof and too afraid to get down, i don't have no ladder and its 1:30 what should i do?
Cats are independent beasts. If the house isn't burning down, leave it be. It will come down when it is darn good and ready. Then again, if the house were burning down, I'm pretty sure you would have immediate evidence that it hadn't been stuck at all.
you should have ear his MEOWWW! such an heart braking
I'm glad your kitty's okay Yonks...
Thanks for him
I know, they sound absolutely tragic. But the animal behaviorists indicate that it is exceptionally rare that they are actually stuck and longing for someone to bail them out. Supposedly it is more often something below them that is bumming them out.
Thats remind me couple of year ago, i read an article about the fact that we use to think that animals (except for a mother and child) doesn't help each other and have no compassion for others suffering.
They give examples of elephants who freed gazelles by destroying fence. And also, there is a statue of a cat south of france, a family was hiding in a cave during WW2 with not much food and the cat was going out hunting, every days, all day long to bring them rats, birds, lizards. They said that it keep them alive and strong. After the war, he never go hunting again.
I've found that story so cool.
Okay his down thank goddess
"Hate never dispels hate."
This reminds me of the weakness in the Sacha Baron Cohen "Bruno" argument (see Bruno blog) that the movie will help dispel prejudices through satire: a movie that covertly ridicules unwitting "candid camera" bigots will never dispel the hate bigots feel towards gay people. There is no overriding social benefit to the movie. It is merely entertainment for some.
I'm trying to keep my zen going even in the midst of change and challenge.
I'm trying to stay mindful at the most crucial time....
i can only hope and do wish for u that the change and challenge lead to or are something positive
and that the crucial is not as bad or dangerous etc as it sounds?
Good seeing you again Kit...
Grace, this is one of those truisms I never remember until after the fact and I wonder why I feel so crappy.
"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna
Sickening & saddening. Another example of "historic tolerance", eh Obama?
Sudan women 'lashed for trousers'
Big smooch to all....I love loving!
Twitter Time @kdhales
I remember your ancient signature: "nothing but love"
Pepe! You remembered, and I had forgotten....you are one in a million!
I was thinking just the other day about TLW and OC....how we let their endings overshadow their begginings....most of us met and got to know either other there....to me, that will always be a very good thing!
Nothing but love,
I was just thinking today about OC. It feels like a forever ago.
Missing you guys!
PS...I'm back home in PA...working for the same company...different shift (OY 3:45am comes too fast!!)...I don't have internet back yet - so I'm catching up here and there.
good to see you
missed you to hon !
hope you get your connection back asap
How could i have forgotten such a sweet signature? BTW your avatar look like a big "L"
i think of oc sometime also, i still missing some peoples form there.
And yes, it was a great place to meet, share and talk. And i thank all the VP staff to keep it alive.
I kind of hope they make an L-word movie. Even if it sucks we'll have fun talking about it.
"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"
Naughty you, craving for a good fight?
Nah it's just fun to talk about the L-word. I was agreeing with Tex on how we all got to meet each other through the show.
Back at ya Tex.
I'm sending the love too!!