The ends do not justify the means…

…this quote from, dear Jack Kornfield, seems as beneficial and present as ever.

“The ends do not justify the means. If our actions will bring harm to others, even in the service of some ‘good,’ they are almost certainly deluded. If our actions do not come from a kind heart, from loving courage and compassion, they are deluded. If they are based on a distinction between ‘us’ and ‘them,’ they stem from delusion. Only to the extent that we act from the wisdom of no separation, understanding how we are woven together, will our intention bring benefit.”

~ Jack Kornfield
(The Wise Heart)

One thought on “The ends do not justify the means…

  1. Jack Kornfield’s wisdom can easily be applied to animals and the suffering taking place on factory farms. The notion of dominion reinforces the hierarchy of distinction instead of seeing our interconnectedness. Thank you for this insightful and meaningful quote.

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