Quote of the Day – Heart of a Buddha15 March, 2011 at 10:41 | Posted in quote of the day, Spirituality, today's thoughts | 4 Comments
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“If we fail to look after others when they need help, who will look after us? Indifference brings indifference; loving kindness brings loving kindness. Heart of a Buddha.”
My thoughts go to the Japanese people and the difficulties and suffering they are now facing. From living a nice life to living a life where there is life threatening radioactivity in the air, and where everything around you is destroyed from a very big earthquake and a tsunami. A life where food supplies are running out and you are just stuck somewhere.
My thoughts go to all these people who may have lost their beloved ones in such a big calamity and who now, under great pressure, have to deal with so many challenges.
Life is fragile, we think we are protected but the only thing that in fact is protecting us is how unselfish we can be as a human being; how compassionate our heart can be, since all good deeds will be rewarded and so will the bad deeds. That’s how karma works. Still we can help those who suffer since this is an act out of compassion.
I’ve read stories about people, who when they have met difficulties they have turned to each other and started helping each other unselfishly, instead of looking for their own benefits. This is a heart of a Buddha manifested, the heart of an enlighten being. That is our true innate nature. I wish we all, myself included, could have this heart all the time…