Simply Caring

Caring HandsIn this world of ours, where it sometimes seems like looking out for anyone but ourselves is frowned upon, here is a lesson from Daisaku Ikeda as to the reasons why we should care …

The misfortune of others is our misfortune. Our happiness is the happiness of others. To see ourselves in others, and feel an inner oneness and sense of unity with them, represents a fundamental revolution in the way we view and live our lives.

Therefore, discriminating against another person is the same as discriminating against oneself. When we hurt another, we are hurting ourselves. And when we respect others, we respect and elevate our own lives as well.

~ Daisaku Ikeda

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  1. Indrajit Rathore
    Sep 19, 2013 @ 16:03:02

    simple , apparently truisitic and obvious, but in depth a truth for which we have to be mindful, – when we see a person begging in the street, a compassion does arise, but a warped one, ‘thank god i am not in the position of that poor wretch’ – that kind – thank god it is not me, does recognize the suffering of the unfortunate – but usually it rests there – it means that even in the meanest of us a recognition is there that that suffering could have been ours, indeed IS – but the ‘fundamental revolution ‘ you speak of is not in recognition alone – it consists in doing for that creature what we would have done for our own – and that rarely happens.

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