"Divine son, just as a leader who lovingly and compassionately grants great wealth and enjoyment to others may use his wealth to accomplish the happiness of limitless beings in order to give all beings unsurpassed happiness, so likewise, divine son, whoever develops the superior attitude of the bodhisattva mahasattvas (awakening beings, great beings) and inspires all beings with knowledge, skillful means, great love, and compassion will ripen limitless beings through his diligence beyond concentration and the great wealth of the accumulations of merit and wisdom, gathered over limitless trillions of great eons. Without settling them, he will even settle all beings in omniscience.” —- Shakyamuni Buddha in ‘The Sutra on the Relative and Ultimate Truth’. 
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"Divine son, just as a leader who lovingly and compassionately grants great wealth and enjoyment to others may use his wealth to accomplish the happiness of limitless beings in order to give all beings unsurpassed happiness, so likewise, divine son, whoever develops the superior attitude of the bodhisattva mahasattvas (awakening beings, great beings) and inspires all beings with knowledge, skillful means, great love, and compassion will ripen limitless beings through his diligence beyond concentration and the great wealth of the accumulations of merit and wisdom, gathered over limitless trillions of great eons. Without settling them, he will even settle all beings in omniscience.” —- Shakyamuni Buddha in ‘The Sutra on the Relative and Ultimate Truth’.

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The Rhetoric of Violence By Chris Hedges

"Our most cherished civil liberties have been taken from us. Our incomes are in free fall while obscene wealth is in the hands of a few oligarchs. We are watched and monitored by the most pervasive security and surveillance system in human history. We are hemmed in by archipelagos of prisons. And the ecosystem on which we depend for life is being destroyed. And, through it all, we are bombarded with propaganda, manipulated and mocked by our elites as we dance in their choreographed political charades."

http://m.truthdig.com/report/item/the_rhetoric_of_violence_20140420