Kindness

A story is told in India of an Afghan soldier, who was once travelling with a Brahman. The Brahman, who was a mild and harmless man, careful not to injure the smallest of God’s creation, was repeating to himself the word daya, which means «kindness».
The Afghan, who was a warrior and understood only the rough side of life, asked him what the word meant. The Brahman explained that the word was the same as rahm in his language.
«Ah!» he exclaimed. «I understand very well now what it means. I remember I was kind once in my life, for on the field of battle I saw a wounded man writhing in agony. I was touched and I put my dagger through him and ended his suffering.»



Bowl of saki

16 Jul The heart of every man, both good and bad, is the abode of God, and care should be taken never to wound anyone by word or act.

Vadan

Little pool, why is your water so muddy? Because of my narrow mind and depthless heart.

Reflection

If there is any visible sign of progress on the spiritual path it is seen in the refinement of the feeling heart and in the humility of the attitude, which has become more dignified, showing beauty as an example for all.

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