Attack Forces of Evil, Not Persons Doing Evil

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Attack Forces of Evil, Not Persons Doing Evil
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Degna Chikei Levister, MRO Senior Lay Student

Zen Center of New York City, Fire Lotus Temple, Sunday 01/15/2023

This talk is part of a special Sunday morning program commemorating the life and teachings of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Fire Lotus Temple and Zen Mountain Monastery.

Senior student Degna Chikei Levister draws from Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” and gives voice to his compassionate, courageous words and actions. Chikei connects Dr. King’s teachings to Buddhist teachings, expanding on his lived message to “attack forces of evil, not persons doing evil” when addressing racism and other forms of oppression.

 

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