Hmm, it’s a bit quiet on here - everyone must be out enjoying the summer
Had an interesting discussion with someone the other day. They supposed that people who do martial arts or boxing (like me!) cannot be nice people, because they are “hitting people for a hobby”
The person who said this is regularly told off by his friends: they think he is a bad person, because he is not Christian, and is a socialist And his friends in turn might be considered bad people: they indulge in passive-aggressive behaviour, waste petrol, have little social conscience… None of them are vegan
It got me wondering, are there any universal truths that make someone a “good” or “bad” person?
The sage does not distinguish between himself and the world;
The needs of other people are as his own.
He is good to those who are good;
He is also good to those who are not good,
Thereby he is good.
He trusts those who are trustworthy;
He also trusts those who are not trustworthy,
Thereby he is trustworthy.
The sage lives in harmony with the world,
And his mind is the world’s mind.
So he nurtures the worlds of others
As a mother does her children.
LOL, if the people that you are hitting do not have anything against it than it’s ok imho.
You can say the same about people that play football. They are not nice because they would take your ball without permission and run with it for a hobby.
Good and bad are very relative terms especially when refered to a person and in reality these words mean nothing.
Everything around us is an eternal process always happening, good and bad are just labels that do not have anything in common with what really goes on. Now I don’t understand myself what the hell I just wrote…