David Loy in Tikkun on Good and Evil

November 19, 2007

Buddhist peace-making, to be effective, must flow out of our interconnectedness, even with people whose actions we must oppose. To label them evil is to take sides against them, which cuts off connectedness—and thereby the possibility of understanding and feeling compassion for them too. Once you do that, there’s little chance for either peace or justice. Self-righteousness is self-defeating. – David Loy (The New Holy War… in Tikkun Magazine)

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