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| Hmm, it's a bit quiet on here - everyone must be out enjoying the summer :D
Had an interesting discussion with someone the other day. They supposed that people who do martial arts or boxing (like me!) cannot be nice people, because they are "hitting people for a hobby" :o
The person who said this is regularly told off by his friends: they think he is a bad person, because he is not Christian, and is a socialist :lol: And his friends in turn might be considered bad people: they indulge in passive-aggressive behaviour, waste petrol, have little social conscience... None of them are vegan :wink:
It got me wondering, are there any universal truths that make someone a "good" or "bad" person?|
| The sage does not distinguish between himself and the world;
The needs of other people are as his own.
He is good to those who are good;
He is also good to those who are not good,
Thereby he is good.
He trusts those who are trustworthy;
He also trusts those who are not trustworthy,
Thereby he is trustworthy.
The sage lives in harmony with the world,
And his mind is the world's mind.
So he nurtures the worlds of others
As a mother does her children.
Tao Te Ching.|
| "If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace."
"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."
"To become vegetarian is to step into the stream which leads to nirvana."
"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love."