LIVING IN HARMONY
Move with others with genuine feelings. When feelings are genuine, friendships will run deep. When we are deeply compassionate and caring, truly helping and supporting others in their endeavours, our genuine feelings will be evident in our actions. Gradually people around us will feel and sense these actions and will have same kind of good feelings towards us. If we want good human relations, we should be sincere and not arrogant. Through our sincerity, we will gain the confidence and trust of others.
Greet others with a smile. A smile is the beginning and the sunshine of all human relationships. Whenever we meet someone, a smile should be the first thing we offer. A smile can free people from worries and console those in sorrow. The smile is the easiest way to connect with others. Sometimes a warm smile or a good laugh can sweep away any misunderstanding or unhappiness.. Therefore we must always greet people with this genuine smile.
Smile and do so sincerely. As you smile and shower benevolent thoughts of love and kindness upon an enemy, a miracle happens. Your radiant face and presence generate positive mental waves that can break the cold mental wall separating both of you. Only love has the power of influencing and changing negative thoughts into positive ones. Hatred will only succeed in hardening an opponent’s position. The wise do not get rid of their enemies by returning evil for evil since more enemies are created that way.
“The Buddha taught that one should conquer anger with kindness, wickedness with goodness, selfishness with charity, and falsehood with truthfulness.”