Posted in Conflict, Quotes

September 11, 2011

We need only to flip through the pages of a history book to see that the story of human development is very frequently a tale of violence written in the blood of weaker beings. Yet it seems that the same biological programming that drives us toward violence and cruelty also provides us with emotions that not only inhibit aggression but also move us to act in ways that override the impulse for personal survival in the service of others.

Y. M. Rinpoche (2007) The Joy of Living.