Friday, November 1, 2013

Day 235 This resonated with me.

Selfless Action

It is not an untrammeled market economy that is going to redeem our world. It is not strategies of aggression, domination, and repression that are going to make us safe. The secret to transforming the world, the key to security and safety, lies in cooperation and collaboration. It lies in compassion for all beings in the wider web of life, and in generosity and love channeled into selfless action on behalf of people we will never know or see.
- Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, "An Act of Conscience"


Staying at the Oregon Coast this week. A lovely big house with a view of Netarts Bay to the Northwest and clearcut hills to the Southeast. One of my friends doesn't like being here because of the clearcut and of course, it's not as pretty as trees. But it isn't the land's fault and I think our being here, our creative and spiritual presence, is a gift to it just as it is a gift to us. 

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