Friday, April 19, 2013

Words Of Wisdom From A Very Wise Man

To my son Tommy,

The apprehension of the second suspect in the Boston bombing (perhaps not alive) seems imminent.  I am saddened that religion once again may have been distorted and used for a motive in the bombings.  I will let a recent quote from a very wise man, the Dalai Lama,.sum up my feelings very succinctly 
“Any conflict in the name of religion is very sad. All the major religions teach us the practice of love, compassion and forgiveness. So a genuine practitioner among these different religious traditions would not indulge in such violence and bullying of other people. Now we’re in the 21st century. I think people should realize that all problems must be solved through dialogue, through talk. Use of force and violence is outdated and never solves problems.”

Sincerely with love from your dad,

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