Buddhist Nun Gives HuffPo an Unexpected Lesson on Trump: ‘Recognize, Listen to, and Embrace’ – Good Luck With That!

Buddhist Nun Gives HuffPo an Unexpected Lesson on Trump: ‘Recognize, Listen to, and Embrace’

“Sister Peace, who has worked in the Washington, D.C., mayor’s office, told Huffington Post:

“If we can be strong in ourselves, then we could offer a resistance that is nonviolent. But that means that we ourselves are at a place where we can have that recognition and we can offer that to another.”

She claimed that what can be offered to another person is a “great, great source of love.”

Instead of blocking out those who disagree with you, she recommended making them feel they’re being “recognized, and listened to, and embraced.”

…..Sister Peace found the answer to her question in a page from Martin Luther King Jr.’s book. She pointed to the success of the nonviolent 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery:

“They were taught how to be quiet, how to be still, how not to resist and fight back no matter what happened.”

Brother Phap Dung, a monk who was previously an architect based in Los Angeles, echoed the nun’s sentiments on peaceful protest. Although anger and violence creates change, he believes “it perpetuates and creates more.””

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