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Harada Roshi

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How does one cope with all the devastating cruelty in this world without ignoring it ?

To see the cruelty in this world we want to ask, how did it come about? It is because of human´s ego. We need an ego to be able to survive. We cannot let go of our ego because we need it for our life, yet we need to add wisdom to it. If we keep using our ego without wisdom, we are simply blind to others and thus cruelty can occur. Thus all of us need to make efforts, purifying our ego and freeing ourselves from a small ego which cannot see beyond itself. By time things get bad, but time and effort together make things better. We need to quieten our mind and this is the path to keep purifying our mind. Returning to our pure mind, we can again meet each other honestly and trust each other. If we can trust each other, this is the base of true harmony and can act as someone who cares for others. We cannot let go of our efforts.

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