Philosophical Sayings About Worldly Matter (III)
Updated: Oct 23, 2021
Love and hate arise from a combination of causes. People cannot love a thing without seeing it, hearing about it or remembering it. Without one of the these experiences, there will be no feeling, whether love or hate.
(This is a translation of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Wan Ko Yeshe Norbu’s philosophical sayings about worldly matters originally written in Chinese.)
Below is not an official translation, just for reference.
Both love and hate are caused under certain conditions. Between the heavens and the earth, the way of the world, and all living beings have similar feelings, there is no love without a reason, and there is no hate without a reason. If we have not heard of it, or have not seen it, or no one or nothing has been conscious of it, then it is impossible for us to know the person, it is impossible to have the concept of the person, or it is impossible to know this thing or the object, and it is impossible to have the concept of this thing or object.
If the thought doesn’t exist, how can you talk about love and hate? Therefore, there must be a reason for love and hate. For example, if one hates a person, then we have had to have met him, or have seen him first. Maybe his image, his attitude, or his behavior has affected us, and we will feel something about it, we will have a different feeling to it. These are combined causes and result in love or hate. Therefore, one must have a reason for love and hate. Without a reason, the feeling doesn’t exist, of course, there is no love and hate.