Thursday, April 9, 2015

Seats of bitterness

"If , even after your trying, there has to remain some bitterness in this world, you can still make sure that (a) the seat of this bitterness is not in your heart and (b) that even in another's heart, the seat is not created by anything thought, said or done by you.
" Having ensured this, there is still one thing left for you to do: go across and own up responsibility. Because while you can put an end to the cycle of hate by taking control of its causes, it may not be safe to rely on others to do the same. Liberate the world from responsibility for anything evil because you know that you can take that burden, and having taken it, you can put an end to the cycle of hate. The job of a good person extends beyond his being good. "
(From a letter)

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