It is important to be honest when we are looking at our own mind and afflictions. We also need to be careful in how we relate to the media.
Series: Cultural Diversity and Obstacles to Tolerance (BBCorner 2010)
A series of short Bodhisattva’s Breakfast Corner talks in response to a letter from a German student concerned about the growth of the Muslim community in Germany and the fear he often feels as a result.
When we see a fault in others we should turn the mirror on ourselves, and also remember the emptiness of inherent existence.
We should be careful when we want to judge others—especially based on religious views—and look closely at our own intolerance and prejudice.
Investigating how people become friends, enemies, and strangers; how the categories depend on our own perceptions and biases.
Remembering how we rely on other sentient beings for everything we know and everything we have and use helps us to loosen our biases.