We have to try
We have to try inner disarmamentâ€”reducing our own anger and hatred while increasing mutual trust and human affection.
Anger and hatred cannot bring harmony. The noble task of arms control and disarmament can’t be controlled by confrontation and condemnation.
People who fight with others out of anger, hatred, or strong emotion, even if they gain victory in battle, are not in reality true heroes. The true hero is the one who gains victory over hatred and anger.
We have genuine friendship when it is based on true human feeling, a closeness in which there is a sense of sharing and connectedness. I would call this type of friendship genuine because it is not affected by the increase or decrease of one’s wealth, status, or power. The factor that sustains that friendship is whether or not the two have mutual feelings of love and affection.
Human relationships based on mutual compassion and love are fundamentally important to human happiness.
Swords can be turned into ploughshares as has been mentioned in the Bible. It’s a beautiful image, a weapon transforming into a tool to serve basic human needs, representing an attitude of inner + outer disarmament.
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.
When hatred or anger are generated they have the capacity to destroy one’s virtue and calmness of mind.
How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride? These are the things we must check in daily life.
If God answers yoyour prayer, He is increasing you faith. If He delays, He is increasing your patience, If he doesn’t answer, He knows you can handle.