Quote by Martin Luther King Jr.: Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a very wise man, and he deeply understood, as Jesus and the Buddha did, that the only way to transform the world from one dominated by fear, judgment, condemnation, and retribution was to transcend our fear and judgment and become beacons of unconditional love and forgiveness.

Regardless of whether you understand and embrace the metaphysical reasons for the eternal rule as stated by both Dr. King and the Buddha — hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love — hasn't history amply proven that judgment and retribution doesn't work?  Isn't it obvious that this behavior, and the mindset behind it, is exactly what has been sustaining the hatred and strife that has been running rampant on our world for as long as we can remember?

Isn't the never ending cycle of hatred and retribution obvious?  When will we wake up? When will we have the courage to try something different and stick to it long enough to see it work?

How close to the brink of self-destruction do we have to come, how much pain must we endure till we find a better way?  When will we embrace unconditional forgiveness and love?

Love and light,