Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr!
Cheon Seon Gyeong 2063
We should do Tong-ban breakthrough activities, do you understand? In your village, if you think about the people according to each clan, and you have one hundred homes, how many ban(home neighborhoods) does that make? Only by going down to the ban will you move a Mr. Lee of the Lee clan, or a Mr. Pak of the Pak clan. In this way you can move everyone in the area. Since it was in the family that the seeds were sown incorrectly which led to its ruin, it is in the family that you must harvest the results and make a heavenly family that can prosper. Your destiny rests in fulfilling this. Let’s bring this matter to a closing point. (210-291, 1990.12.25
Cheon Seong Gyeong 1189
As God carried out the dispensation for restoration, His grief lay in the fact that the firstborn son was on Satan’s side. That is why human history is diseased. What kind of disease does it suffer from? It has a love related disease. The first son was born after humankind went astray due to the disease of love. If we are not aware of this fact, we won’t reach the time when we are able to ascend to the individual position where we can again achieve harmony, even if we spend billions of years in search of the principled standard. (136-126, 1985.12.22)
A Good Heart
2. A Loving Heart and Its Roots in God’s Heart
Gentleness and goodness are the roots of humanity.
Book of Ritual 38.18 (Confucianism)
To love is to know Me,
My innermost nature,
the truth that I am.
Bhagavad-Gita 18.55 (Hinduism)
All men have this heart that, when they see another man suffer, they suffer, too… Take an example: a man looks out and sees a child about to fall into a well. No matter who the man is, his heart will flip, flop, and he will feel the child’s predicament; and not because he expects to get something out of it from the child’s parents, or because he wants praise from his neighbors, associates, or friends, or because he is afraid of a bad name, or anything like that.
Mencius II.A.6 (Confucianism)
The Dwelling of the Tathagata is the great compassionate heart within all the living. The Robe of the Tathagata is the gentle and forbearing heart.
Lotus Sutra 10 (Buddhism)
As a mother protects her only child at the risk of her own life, let him cultivate a boundless heart towards all beings.
Khuddaka Patha, Metta Sutta (Buddhism)
Allah is kind and loves whoever is kind;
Allah is clean and loves whoever is clean;
Allah is generous and loves whoever is generous.
Hadith of Muslim 913.2 (Islam)
What sort of religion can it be without compassion?
You need to show compassion to all living beings.
Compassion is the root of all religious faiths.
Basavanna, Vacana 247 (Hinduism)
Because God is love, let us center our lives on heart (shimjung), the essence of love. We advance on the path by developing a character that springs from the heart. (84:123, February 22, 1976)