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Author Jogye On11-03-17 15:57 Views14,734 Comments0



 The world is becoming a kinder place. This is evident in the great support and kindness the world is showing Japan in the midst of the tsunami disaster. In Korea, there are numerous organizations, schools, and religious groups rallying to help the Japanese victims of the Tsunami. There are fundraising boxes on the streets, churches, temples, schools, and offices. All this is quite heartwarming. Koreans are putting aside long-felt animosity for the Japanese, which stems from the long history of warring and conflict. Several Korean celebrities have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars each to help Japan. The Jogye Order donated $90,000 USD and sent a team to Japan to investigate ways to help.

Metta Sutta

May all beings be at ease.
Whatever living beings there may be;
Whether they are weak or strong, omitting none,
The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,
The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to-be-born,
May all beings be at ease!

Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings:
Radiating kindness over the entire world
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
Outwards and unbounded,

Take heart Japan. We are with you.

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