I often think that each time an artist paints a beautiful portrait, a writer creates a masterpiece in literature, a scientist invents a major breakthrough, all of these creations originate and emerge straight from the heart, with enormous love and tremendous passion, And yet the artist, the writer and the scientist are merely the bystanders, the onlookers, and the spectators of the amazing process of creation....just like a mother giving birth to a beautiful baby. We all live and strive for that moment of creation, the moment that fulfills one's life and makes it complete, total and meaningful. That's why the creattion and continuation of life stream are the greatest achievements in human life, in my view.
I've seen too much hate to want to hate, myself, and every time I see it, I say to myself, hate is too great a burden to bear. Somehow we must be able to stand up against our most bitter opponents and say:”We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. Do to us what you will and we will still love you.... But be assured that we'll wear you down by our capacity to suffer, and one day we will win our freedom. We will not only win freedom for ourselves; we will appeal to your heart and conscience that we will win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.
If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you and may posterity forget that ye were once our countrymen.
In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce The cuckoo clock.
In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow and love.
In the course of lifetime, you will meet many people who will misconstrue your gentle manners with weakness, and try to either take advantage of you, or intimidate you. You must be strong, as strong as the Diamond, while dealing with such predatory people. You must show them by your words and actions that your gentleness is not weakness that can be pushed around. You must make them realize that your compassion, kindness and humility mustn't be mistaken as passive or meek behavior. In my view, week, timid and spineless are those predatory people, who lack strength and courage; while you are the one with true inner strength and tremendous courage - because it is the Gentleness that is indeed founded on strength and prompted by Love. Stay gentle, kind, compassionate and yet extremely strong - because you are the Diamond, and you must maintain your character.
It's true that Love and Fragrance cannot be concealed, and yet the public display of affection (PDA) in social media seems so superficial and artificial, e.g., when husband and wife congratulate each other on FB for their wedding anniversary or parents wish happy birthday on Internet to their children who live in the same house. The dichotomy is that the magic of sensitive and innermost personal affections begins to vanish, as they get displayed explicitly and publicly in social media.