Heart Wisdom – Ep. 82 – Respect for All
A number of the Buddhist texts begin with this phrase. ‘Oh nobly born, oh you who are the sons and daughters of the awakened ones, the Buddhas and the bodhisattvas. Do not forget who you really are, do not forget your true nature.’ They begin with this beautiful expression of respect to you, that you were born with a basic goodness and a heart of compassion that is born into every child. You are born with a capacity to awaken and live in a wise and caring way in this world. Do not ever forget who you are. We are unwilling as a society to admit that we too are vulnerable, that we are all interconnected. When we can’t deal with them we project them on others. People cling to their hate and ignorance so stubbornly because they sense that once hate is gone, they will be forces to deal with their own pain.