Post 9/11 Intolerance Still Persists
Why is it that human beings develop a sense of superiority about other religions, different racial groups, political beliefs and other important differences? Sometimes, it appears that intolerance of one another is increasing.
Here is the news story about the Sikhs shot to death in Sacramento recently because some coward thought they might be affiliated with a religion they had disdain for, i.e., Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, some other sect of Christianity we do not practice or other religions. Post-9/11, Sikhs say they are mistaken targets – Yahoo! News
Where does the need to be “right” come from? Is something broken within our sense of ourselves as human beings that cause us to quickly judge others?
Christ and Buddha taught about the power of love, harmlessness, compassion and kindness. They are the pillars of the Temple must work together to build. Why is it so hard to deeply listen to and follow their wisdom and example?
It just takes practice to become more compassionate and kind towards others. These are skills which can be learned with practice, patience and a little will power.
I encourage all of my readers to pick up a copy of Living Wisdom by the Dalai Lama. When you are in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, you are in the presence of compassion itself. But how many of us will have the opportunity to personally experience the man known as The Ocean of Wisdom? Now, Living Wisdom gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the grace of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, and to receive the transformative power of his teachings in your own home, The study of wisdom and compassion for someone who is a master of these qualities benefits yourself and everyone whose lives you touch.
May we all cultivate greater tolerance, kindness, compassion and wisdom,
Christopher Lee May
Author – Speaker – Transition Life Coach