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Hate of ways and hate of persons

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in response to reader comment: Concerned Buddhist

Submitted by Concerned Buddhist (Lithuania), Sep 18, 2007 at 01:21

[I may hate their ways but to hate them as a human being is NOT ALLOWED IN MY FAITH, ]

It is impossible to hate the ways of a person, and at the same time pretend that you do not hate the person as such. Because a person is not really separable from his beliefs, thoughts and behavior. To put it more clearly, the person is nothing more than chain or flow of ever changing mental states, thoughts and behaviours.

It is even more strange to hate systems of belief. A system of belief is nothing more than an abstract idea which has no concrete existence. What exists are concrete people with concrete beliefs.


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