Being Human


If one is without kindness, how can one be called a human being?
Sarada Devi

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7 thoughts on “Being Human

  1. It was again said in the collection of writings in “Prema Vahini”… it is not the human form that is primary; it is the character. How can those with human form be called men, if they have no kindness and no rightness?

    In the Book I’m reading at the moment, according to Sathya Sai Baba “Kindness to all living beings is one of the most important virtues of human beings”

    I live by this piece of advice I heard once when I was younger … In an argument, the important thing is not in just being right… It’s in being kind. Personally, there is no merit in being right when harsh words and negative feelings were used.

  2. Hmmmm… I’ve been contemplating on this quote…

    I’ve been stuck in a relationship wid a sub-human for too long.

    How can someone be so unkind? Just to prove themselves right…only in the end to realize that their stubborn convitions were merely opinions and not facts…not true…not right

    WHY does someone be UNKIND?

  3. Kindness is a virtue;a quality developed and nurtured by the weak and subsistent.Its an aspect of our envisaged humanity;one that will only endure under prevailing conditions.For myself,to be bitter,to indulge,to live on opposite ends of the spectrum is to embrace MY humanity.

    There are many qualities that make us human but few that make us noble.To be sub-human I suppose is better than naught.

  4. We always have a choice. We can be kind, unkind, or indifferent. Of those three choices kindness is the hardest to adopt, but I can only speak from my experiences.

    We cannot expect to be perfect and to always do what is right, but by knowing what makes a positive difference in, not only our lives, but also the lives of others, we become better people everyday.

    If we choose to become sceptical about kindness and not practice it we must understand that we would be helping to destroy the lives of others as well our own. Martian Luther King Jr. experienced hate of the highest order and fully understood the consequences of promoting and adopting hate.

    Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Events can certainly push us over the edge but being aware we have choices, and the consequences of those choices, is all that can be asked.

  5. You say —- > “Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.”

    I just needed to reemphasise. With refrence to the comments on my side of the blogging world… This quote will do others well to read.

  6. Once you don’t let the hate destroy you, it would be ok. The sad thing is that the one who is doing the hating is destroying his, or herself, and dosen’t even know it.

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