hatred

A Quote by Saint Silouan of Mt. Athos on love, god, peace, hatred, enemies, hearts, hope, freedom, spirit, and soul

"Peace in our souls is impossible unless we beg the Lord with all our hearts to give us love for all men.  The Lord knew if we did not love our enemies, we should have no peace of soul, and so He gave us the Commandment, 'Love your enemies.'  Unless we love our enemies, we shall only now and then be easy, as it were, in our souls; but if we love our enemies, peace will dwell in us day and night."

Saint Silouan the Anthonite

Saint Silouan

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Saint Symeon the New Theologian on hatred, egotism, pride, humility, freedom, sin, rightousness, serpent, and suffering

A person who suffers bitterly when slighted or insulted should recognize from this that he still harbors the ancient serpent in his breast.  If he quietly endures the insult or responds with great humility, he weakens the serpent and lessens its hold.  But if he replies acrimoniously or brazenly, he gives it strength to pour its venom into his heart and to feed mercilessly on his inward parts.  In this way the serpant becomes increasingly powerful; it destroys his souls strength and his attempts to set himself right, compelling him to live for sin and to be completely dead to rightousness.

Saint Symeon the New Theologian

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Saint John the Solitary on life, change, peace, hope, love, evil, hatred, growth, awareness, and truth

Do not hate evils in others when they exist in yourself.  Rather, show hatred for the evils in your own person.

Saint John the Solitary

Source: Daily Lives, Miracles, and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

Contributed by: boyznamedsue

A Quote by Marc Ian Barasch on kindness, compassion, and hatred

I used to think that people who regarded everyone benignly were a mite simple or oblivious or just plain lax—until I tried it myself. Then I realized that they made it only look easy. Even the Berditchever Rebbe, revered as a man who could strike a rock and bring forth a stream, was continually honing his intentions. “Until I remove the thread of hatred from my heart,” he said of his daily meditations, “I am, in my own eyes, as if I did not exist.”

Marc Barasch

Source: The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Osho Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on moment, fighting, fuss, violence, ambition, conflict, hatred, struggle, anger, train, politics, and gone

One moment it was there, another moment it is gone. One moment we are here, and another moment we have gone. And for this simple moment, how much fuss we make! How much violence, ambition, struggle, conflict, anger, hatred, just for this small moment! Just waiting for the train in a waiting room on a station, and creating so much fuss: fighting, hurting each other, trying to possess, trying to boss, trying to dominate - all that politics. And then the train comes and you are gone forever.

Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Source: Take it Easy, Volume 1 Chapter 13

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Mitch Albom on anger, poison, hurt, hatred, blade, and harm

Holding anger is a poison...It eats you from inside...We think that by hating someone we hurt them...But hatred is a curved blade...and the harm we do to others...we also do to ourselves.

Mitch Albom

Source: The Five People you Meet in Heaven

Contributed by: Solace Waters

A Quote by Mr. on hatred and love

If everyone fell in love with someone from a group they hate the most, there would no longer be hatred in the world. They would either give in to that love or destroy themselves for feeling it.

Mr. Prophet

Source: Musical Play "Jesus" by Mr. Prophet

Contributed by: Mr.

A Quote by Ronald Fraser on evil, hatred, and opposition

Let me ask you to remember someday that I have told you that the hatred of evil strengthens evil, and opposition reinforces what is opposed. This is a law of an exactitude equal with the laws of mathematics.

Ronald Fraser

Contributed by: James Lord Bard

A Quote by Dr. Deepak Chopra on violence, hatred, wounding, world, enmit, and you and i

If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world.

 

Deepak Chopra

Contributed by: Mila

A Quote by Laurence Overmire on war, iran, hatred, intolerance, militarism, violence, poet, poetry, art, god, and glory

The Iranian Girl

There's a hole in the ground
A moving of earth, now made
A sad depression
Where once she played in
Puddle-rain
Splashing with the joy that comes
From child-like feet

The sound is still here
In the air, the breeze yet carrying
The secret laughter
That haunts the waking hours of those
Who've lost the way

How vain to think that
Memory can be erased

All will remember
No one escapes

I wonder if she saw it
The moment before
Her hair still flying free
The metal catching that last
Pure glint of sun

Did she hear the explosion
That made no sense
Did she feel
Her body come apart
And fall like dust, too soon

Does anyone ask
Whatever she felt, whatever she dreamed
Her dreaming time is gone
And no lofty word of God or
Glory will ever make it right

Dare to listen and you will
Hear her
Dare to open your eyes and see

The Iranian girl
No different
Like you, like me.

Laurence Overmire

Source: Poet, Playwright, Actor, Educator, Genealogist

Contributed by: WideAwake

Syndicate content