Monday, May 18, 2009

Buddhism and Social Justice

My Dharma teacher mentioned on Sunday at Temple that in people suffering from physical pain do not cause others much suffering but people suffering from "mind" pain tend to cause others a lot of suffering.

So, when we think of helping the starving children, yes, we should help them. But, we also need to help ourselves and heal our mind pain so that we stop causing the problems that cause the starving children in the first place (like war and greed).

I found this to be very profound.

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