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Today: Loving Humanity
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And now, the Last Word:
Bonus Quote:
To avoid criticism, be nothing,
do nothing, say nothing.

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1962)

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May I be medicine for the sick and weary. May I be their doctor and their
nurse until the sickness appears no more. May I quell the pains of
hunger and thirst with rains of food and drink. May I be a torch for those
in need of light, a bed for those in need of a bed, and a servant for those
in need of service.

Shantideva (8th century)
Indian Buddhist scholar
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  On today's site:
  • An unbounded mind (Sutta Nipata)
  • The agent of universal synthesis (de Chardin)
  • The day of quiet (Black Elk)
  • Spread love (Mother Teresa)
And The Last Word is from Shantideva
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LOVE:
Just as a mother would
protect with her life her
own son, her only son,
so one should cultivate an
unbounded mind towards
all beings, and  loving-
kindness towards all the
world.
One should cultivate an
unbounded mind, above
and below and across,
without obstruction,
without enmity, without
rivalry.
Standing, or going, or
seated, or lying down, as
long as one is free from
drowsiness, one should
practice this mindfulness.
This, they say, is the holy
state here.
Sutta Nipata
Part of the Tripitaka canon (Buddhist)
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Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the
world... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin  (1881-1955)
French Jesuit priest, paleontologist and philosopher
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Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (1910-1997)
Albanian Roman Catholic nun
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Great Spirit, Great Spirit, my
Grandfather, all over the Earth the
faces of living things are all alike.

With tenderness have these come up
out of the ground.

Look upon these faces of children
without number and with children
in their arms that they may face the
winds and walk the good road to the
day of quiet.


Black Elk
(1863-1950)
Holy man of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux)