Martin Luther King, Jr ( Born January 15, 1929 ) in Atlanta, Georgia ( Died April 4, 1929 ) Memphis, Tennessee, United States, was a Baptist minister and social activist, and the leader of the civil rights moments in the United States. Kings legacy is in his non-violence moments, he was also awarded Nobel peace…
Bai Juyi (772-846 CE) was an important poet and government official of the Tang Dynasty in China. He once asked a monk for the most essential Dharma instruction, and the monk replied by quoting the Buddha’s summary teaching, “Avoid harm. Do good. Purify the mind.”
Bai Juyi was not impressed, “Every child of three years knows these words. What I want to know is the most profound and fundamental teaching of the Buddha.” The monk replied, “Every child of three years knows these words, but white-haired men still fail to put them into practice.”
Source: Children and Old Men
Now, while there is freedom to act,
I should always present a smiling face
and cease to frown and grimace.
The first to extend my hand in kindness,
I shall be a friend to the whole world.