Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Fear 恐れ

"Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship."
(From His Holiness the Dalai Lama's tweet on December 9, 2013)
Cf. https://twitter.com/DalaiLama/status/409993517792903168


I think the first sentence is upside down. (maybe HHDL's ghost writer's careless mistake) The truth is "Fear leads to anger and hatred". Anyway, destructive emotions won't arise if we have unconditional love and compassion.(My commentary)
Cf. http://www.slideshare.net/compassion5151/mechanism-of-mind

最初の文は逆だと思います。 (多分ダライ・ラマ法王のゴーストライターのケアレスミス)正しいのは、「恐れは怒りや憎しみにつながります」です。とにかく、無条件の愛や思いやりを持っていれば、破壊的感情は生じないでしょう。(解説)

Definition of Good or Bad 善悪の定義

We can define good or bad, right or wrong. 
If our motivation is compassionate to others and the method is proper, it is good and right. 
If our motivation is self-centered or the method is not proper, it is bad and wrong.