What is Just?

Just, Loving, and Compassionate World: A Whimsical Watercolor

I have been setting an intention to approach politics from a place of love rather than fear.

The Buddha says,

Whatever is positive, what benefits others, what conduces to kindness or peace of mind, those states of mind lead to progress; give them full attention.

Whatever is negative, whatever is self-centered, what feeds malicious thoughts or stirs up the mind, those states of mind draw one downward; turn your attention away.

(Easwaran, Eknath. _The Dhammapada. Nilgiri Press, 2nd edition. pg. 46.)

Practices like this help me put the Buddha’s ideas into practice.

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