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arrive at consummate skill in means;
they are always concerned with the welfare of all
sentient beings, they do not reject the realm of common
ignorance, do not seek individual escape, do not cling to their own
happiness. They only strive to edify and liberate others; they are
able to enter and exit meditations and liberations, and have
attained mastery of all concentrations. They come
and go in birth and death as though
roaming through a park,
never getting sick
is not what the ancestors
transmit. Before the ancestors come,
it already pervades the whole environment.
Emptiness is inherently without characteristics;
spirituality cannot be imitated. On its own,
illumination emerges from causes
and conditions. Simply unite
with it; you cannot be
amazing it is
that all people have this but
cannot polish it into bright clarity.
In darkness unawakened, they
make foolishness cover
cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that. Hate cannot
drive out hate; only love
can do that.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 ~ April 4, 1968