Posts Tagged ‘Hatred’

Hate begets hate; violence begets violence

October 31, 2012

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The reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) used the phrase when saying:[1][5][6]

Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love… Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate the white man, but to win his friendship and understanding.[1]

Mutual trust and understanding could drive out the Religious Fanatism

February 23, 2011

Don’t let our-selves become religious fanatics. Extremism is always wrong. Acting extremely is always bad, especially in religious matters. So we could conclude that Religious Extremists are worse people on earth. All the religions including Islam teaches us to practice moderation. Buddha also advised the followers to choose the moderate, middle path.Siddhartha (563-483 BC) followed the extreme path for many years in meditating but could not get enlightenment until he changed to the moderate path. 

Ignorance, fear of losing out and hatred usually pushed us to the edge to become an extremist.  

Truth and knowledge are the tools to fight Ignorance but also essential. We must accept that we cannot achieve trust by deceiving others. If there is mistrust, the fear grows and leads to unwanted, undesirable preparations for the possible aggression.