When you overcome fear

shond's picture

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When you overcome fear, you either become a criminal or a saint.

— Riktam Kantu

lagrima's picture

Criminals becoming saints

This is perhaps the reason why there are quite a few prominent spiritual figures ("saints") who used to be criminals before. E.g. Emperor Ashoka who was a ruthless ruler before he was introduced to Buddhism, Angulimala who wore a necklace of fingers of those he killed until he met Gautam the Buddha, and even nowadays: Satyam Nadeen and John Sherman who both had served time in prison before they found the light.

Or maybe the criminals just became more sophisticated :-)

lagrima | Fri, 05/08/2009 - 17:32