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Friday, August 29, 2014

"Our Enemies are not Man. They are intolerance, fanaticism, dictatorship, cupidity, hatred and dsicrimination which lie within the heart of man."

"[Our] enemies are not man. They are intolerance, fanaticism, dictatorship, cupidity, hatred and discrimination which lie within, the heart of man. These are real enemies of humans,—not humans themselves. In our unfortunate fatherland [Vietnam} we are trying to plead desperately: do not kill man, even in man's name. Please kill the real enemies of man which are present everywhere in our
very hearts and minds... You cannot be silent since you have already
been in action and you are in action because, in you, God is in action."

 
Thich Naht Hahn Letter To Martin Luther King---June 1, 1965
Director of the School of Youth for Social Service
of the Buddhist University in Saigon, Viet Nam.


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