Friday, August 16, 2013

Oneness of humanity 人類の一体性

"Wherever I go I talk to people about the need to be aware of the oneness of humanity."
(From His Holiness the Dalai Lama's tweet on August 13, 2013)


"In the past, destruction of your neighbour might have been considered a victory, but today we are all interdependent. We live in a global economy; we face problems like climate change that affect us all. The 7 billion human beings alive today belong to one human family. In the context that others’ interests are in our interest and our interest is in their interest, the use of force is self-destructive." (From His Holiness the Dalai Lama's facebook on August 13, 2013)


Oneness of humanity can not be realized by the self-grasping people. Self-grasping is the source of sufferings, or disturbing mind like self-centered attachment (obsession), greed, arrogance, which causes destructive emotions such as anger, hatred, fear, jealousy and sorrow. Therefore, realizing the oneness of humanity is not only a solution to the sufferings but also the source of happiness. Oneness of humanity means the "Wisdom of Interdependence"  which generates "Compassion".
(My commentary)


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