If we want to make peace, we have to move beyond picking a side, because picking a side necessarily means identifying yourself as existing in opposition
Compassion is the way: a Buddhist perspective on Charlottesville
Ian Cooper
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Opposition is a child of duality and the cycle of duality on this world is ending. Unity has no ‘sides’. It DOES have kindness, compassion, caring, and all other feelings, even those we might consider ‘beneath us’ or ‘outside of us’.

When we can have compassion (a cool emotion, not a hot one) as we refuse to condone the ugly actions of ourselves and others, we will truly be, as a world, on a different path.

Well written. Nicely done.