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Love Your Enemies

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
47 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, pray for them that persecute you;
48 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
49 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the tax-gatherers the same?
50 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the Gentiles so?
51 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what gain have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
52 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Most High: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
53 Be ye merciful, as your Father also is merciful.


– Love Your Enemies, The Life and Morals of Jesus. The Jefferson Bible

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World Festival of the Heart

world festival of the heart

The World Festival of the Heart is an initiative to promote a world of peace and understanding through a variety of different programs. The World Festival of the Heart seeks to celebrate the best aspects of life.

“The program is designed for anyone who has a passion for life, the world and our future. We have chosen three major themes for the Festival to explore the interplay and convergence of these disciplines:

  • The Great Mystery: life, consciousness and the universe
  • The Universal Heart: recognising the oneness in diversity of all life
  • Creative Living: making right choices for a healthy, happy and harmonious life

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Solomon’s Crooked Crown

Solomon was busy judging others,
when it was his personal thoughts
that were disrupting the community.

His crown slid crooked on his head.
He put it straight, but the crown went
awry again. Eight times this happened.

Finally, he began to talk to his headpiece.
“Why do you keep tilting over my eyes?”
“I have to. When your power loses compassion,
I have to show what such condition looks like.”

Immediately Solomon recognized the truth.
He knelt and asked for forgiveness.
The crown centered itself on his crown.

When something goes wrong, accuse yourself first.
Even the wisdom of Plato or Solomon
can wobble and go blind.

Listen when your crown reminds you
of what makes you cold toward others,
as you pamper the greedy energy inside.

– Rumi

Translation – Coleman Barks

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