I believe that true justice should have compassion in it. When someone does something harmful or destructive, the destruction is done not only to the person who is the victim, but it is also done to the person who has committed the destruction. We all know that every time we say something unskillful, that can damage our relationship to the other person, making him or her suffer, we know that we have also done harm to ourselves, and created suffering for ourselves. That comes from our lack of skillfulness, our lack of mindfulness, and our lack of compassion, and we suffer as the other person suffers. Maybe not right now, but a little bit later we will suffer. The real cause of the action is our ignorance; our lack of skillfulness.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh b. 1926 Viet Nam Buddhist monk and peace activist.
Historical Age, Age of Reason, 1650-1950; Astrological Age Pisces 1 AD – 2000; Sun Sign, Libra.