July 20, 2010

See Beyond "Black and White"

Today's Daily Dharma,

The causes of any conflict lie in strong attachment to certain views, and the core of Buddha’s teaching is of great help here. All phenomena, in addition to being transient, arise and disappear according to a complex set of conditions. When we apply this truth to conflict, we give up the simplistic, black-and-white picture through which conflict is usually described and perpetuated. Views about the “good guys” and the “bad guys” simply do not correspond to the reality.

-Zarko Andricevic, "Peace: How Realistic Is It?" (Summer 2003)

Read the complete article here.

Image: ©Frank OlinskyToday's Daily Dharma,

The causes of any conflict lie in strong attachment to certain views, and the core of Buddha’s teaching is of great help here. All phenomena, in addition to being transient, arise and disappear according to a complex set of conditions. When we apply this truth to conflict, we give up the simplistic, black-and-white picture through which conflict is usually described and perpetuated. Views about the “good guys” and the “bad guys” simply do not correspond to the reality.

-Zarko Andricevic, "Peace: How Realistic Is It?" (Summer 2003)

Read the complete article here.

Image: ©Frank Olinsky

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