Human nature is essentially compassionate and gentle

It is my firm conviction that human nature is essentially compassionate and gentle.That is the predominant feature of human nature.

Anger, violence, and aggression may arise, but on a secondary or more superficial level; in a sense, they arise when we are frustrated in our efforts to achieve love and affection. They are not part of our most basic, underlying nature. ~ His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

 

3 comments

    1. His Holiness always hits the mark …for me.

      Gives me much to ponder and meditate over.

      Thank you for your comment:)

  1. This may be an example of the truism: “We see the world behind our eyes.”

    Behind the Dalai Lama’s eyes . . . compassion and gentleness reign.

    I’m not so sure about the rest of humanity.

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