We are not well
We are not well equipped to be aggressive beings. Even the size of our mouth is very small. So I think the basic nature of human beings should be gentle.If the basic human nature was aggressive, we would have been born with animal claws and huge teeth.
Human beings are social animals who depend for their survival on others’ cooperation and assistance. So it is better not to have a companion at all than to have one who is very aggressive and harmful. You can never rely on such a person but always have to be suspicious and apprehensive about him or her.
Affection and compassion are not only a religious matter, but in our day-to-day life they are quite indispensable. Our basic human nature is gentleness.
In a family where there is love and compassion, the children will become happier and more successful human beings. Without love there is a danger of spoiling or ruining their whole life. Human affection is thus most influential for children’s development.
Human beings will continue to deceive and overpower one another.
Like when a human being, a god, and a pretaâ€”3 sentient beingsâ€”look at one bowl of water.
The Supersoul is the original source of all senses, yet He is without senses. He is unattached, although He is the maintainer of all living beings. He transcends the modes of nature, and at the same time He is the master of all the modes of material nature.(13.15)
We are born and reborn countless number of times, and it is possible that each being has been our parent at one time or another. Therefore, it is likely that all beings in this universe have familial connections.
As a Buddhist monk, my concern extends to all members of the human family and, indeed, to all sentient beings who suffer.
I believe that to meet the challenge of the next century all human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility.