Whatever happiness in the world has arisen from a wish for the welfare of others, says Buddhist proverb. Whatever misery there is has arisen from indulging selfishness, it continues. Love is all-important and its own reward goes a Tamil proverb. "Those who say, ’I love God’ and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars." 1 John 4:20. These bits of wisdom are from Agape Love: A Tradition Found in Eight World Religions, by Sir John Templeton.

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November 7, 1999