The Righteous and the Sinners

Jorge-Mario-Bergoglio“We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism. This means that we must be especially attentive to every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any other kind.

“A delicate balance is required to combat violence perpetrated in the name of a religion, an ideology, or an economic system, while also safeguarding religious freedom, intellectual freedom, and individual freedoms.

“There is another temptation against which we must be especially on guard: the simplistic reductionism which sees only good or evil; or, if you will, the righteous and the sinners. The contemporary world, with its open wounds which affect so many of our brothers and sisters, demands that we confront every form of polarization which would divide it into these two camps.”

―Fr. Jorge Mario Bergoglio, HH Pope Francis

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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4 Responses to The Righteous and the Sinners

  1. Pingback: The Righteous and the Sinners | Zen Flash

  2. Vox Populi says:

    Reblogged this on Vox Populi and commented:
    “We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism.”

  3. randomyriad says:

    Reblogged this on Myriad Ways and commented:
    Mass religion often confuses and annoys me, but this man seems to be the real deal when it comes to following the messages of Jesus Christ. Love and mercy are his guides. That seems right to me.

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