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Travelling the Path of Compassion (17)

Even if another were to cut off our head
Though we had not the slightest fault,
To take on their negativity
With compassion is the practice of a bodhisattva.

 Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo

Bodhisattva Unifying Speech

“The Bodhisattva, towards all living beings, has no thought of dividing them against each other. And when beings are divided, he speaks to unify them.

“To give the Dharma is to attack wrong views. Wrong views divide human beings against each other, right views are rooted in Metta, Universal Loving Kindness. The Dharma attacks with the sword of Wisdom all views, all ideologies, which divide humanity.  (Ratnaghosa)

“The Bodhisattva, towards all living beings, has no thought of dividing them against each other. He has no thought of troubling or harming. He does not report the speech of one person, to break him off from a second person, to that second person, nor does he report the speech of the second person, to break him off from the first person, to the first person. If people have not already broken with each other, he does not increase the break. He does not enjoy dividing people against each other, nor is he happy when people are divided against each other. He does not utter speech that would divide people against each other, nor does he report speech that would divide people against each other-regardless of whether it is true or false. (City of 10,000 Buddhas)