“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.” ~Buddha ~
People from all continents of all nations have always been divided by stereotypes and prejudices, that is why there always were wars and revolutions. Some nations considered themselves superior, some social classes considered themselves worthy of all goods, and even now the world doesn’t lack this phenomenon. Though we are all the same – the same anatomy, the same pain and worries, the sorrowful life without love. Just the way we are is different, the way we think and judge. There are much more things that are common to all, much more things that we all need and nevertheless we classify eah other by the place where we are from and by the price of the car and proportions of house.
Everyone has a heart which needs love and understanding no matter what he is wearing and what he eats. Some of us consider after death we will have to face the result of all our deeds, and then there won’t matter how much money we had, how many companies we headed, but how we treated them who were weaker, and how we helped them who were in need, because others criteria are invented by humans and important just for them.
We are created imperfect and the only things we can do are to discover something new and to improve ourselves, the rest is not worthy of attention, because all the rules, distinctions are invented by humans for humans. When we will realize it, we will be closer to perfection but for now we a leaving in a strange world – people are thinking about unimportant things and suffer of them, they invent rules in order to break them.
We are different but all we want to be happy, that is the most important common feature that unite us!
More Buddha’s Quotes
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”
“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”