Maitri for all
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Maitri for all

Are you sure?

Calligraphy by TNH

“Many arguments and conflicts come about because we are so sure of our own thoughts and perceptions.

Don’t be fooled by your perceptions. Even if you are sure you are seeing clearly, check again. Keep an open mind. Be ready to let go of your views.

The same applies to how we see each other and the world. Have we understood the situation clearly? We have a responsibility to reflect the situation accurately, not colored by the lens of our fear or our discriminating mind.

Clear, unbiased observation and loving speech can contribute greatly to building connection and removing anger, hatred, and discrimination.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, from the book ‘How to Fight’.

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Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Shyam Wuppuluri FRSA

Independent researcher - Interdisciplinary approaches @ Foundations of science. Albert Einstein Fellow 2020. Member of Brazilian academy of philosophy.