I’d like to say thanks to everyone for the love today and urge everyone to spend 10 minutes to watch the video posted above.
If you don’t have time, consider the following: instead of viewing the death of Osama as some sort of karmic debt now paid, let us meditate on our own suffering to relate to those across the globe from us. If there is one thing that I have learned from 9-11, it is that suffering – deep, authentic suffering - is universal. The death of a loved one resonates with anyone who has experienced loss in spite of religious or racial differences. Disconnected by language barriers and superficial dissimilarities, we sometimes forget to communicate with others using the universal language of human suffering (and out of suffering, love and compassion).
Instead of supporting headlines that read, “We Got the Bastard,” put your energies toward organizations that help spread light. Osama and his people have terrorized both the Middle East, America, and other nations – instead of spreading the hate, use this moment to increase your love and understanding for those across the globe who seem “so different” from us. They too have suffered. To everyone across the globe who lost a loved one due to the direct or indirect actions of Osama, my heart goes out to you today.
The last minute of the video reveals the following: “I wanted to say that we have to try to know the other people - The Other - you have to be generous in your heart, your mind must be generous, you must be tolerant. You have to fight against violence and I hope that someday we’ll all live today in peace, in respect of each other.”