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This coming Monday, November 14th at the Eno River Buddhist Community, we will offer a special session focused on deepening our practice of loving-kindness or goodwill (mettā) meditation. There will be time for sharing experiences related to the theme: love is stronger than hatred and fear. Those present who wish to speak are invited to talk about a time when someone offered kindness or forgiveness to you, or to share times when you found yourself unexpectedly able to respond to another with genuine goodwill instead of with anger or fear.
 
We will meet from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Commons Room of the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  As always, newcomers and visitors are welcome. For questions, please contact Callie Justice at justice.callie@yahoo.com or 919-286-5041.
 

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All experience is preceded by mind,

led by mind, made by mind.

Speak or act with a corrupted mind

And suffering follows

As the wagon wheel follows the hoof of the ox.

 

All experience is preceded by mind,

led by mind, made by mind.

Speak or act with a peaceful mind

And happiness follows

Like a never departing shadow.

 

He abused me, attacked me, defeated me, robbed me.

For those carrying on like this hatred does not end.

She abused me, attacked me, defeated me robbed me.

For those not carrying on like this hatred ends.

 

Hatred never ends through hatred.

By nonhate alone does it end.

This is an ancient truth.

 

Many do not realize that we here must die.

For those who realize this

Quarrels end.

           –  The Dhammapada, Chpt I,  trans. Gil Fronsdal

 

May all beings be free from suffering and from the causes of suffering.

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