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懷念馬丁路德•金 ──


1968年4月4日馬丁路德•金 被槍殺,全球震驚。為紀念這位偉人,15年後列根總統簽署了新法令,把每年1月第3個星期一定為全美國紀念他出生的法定假期;另外4月亦有紀念他的忌日的活動。2003月4月,小弟為要在遠方懷念為位素未謀面的現代聖者,非暴力社會運動英雄,雖不至於冰心那麼"遙寄印度哲人泰戈爾",但也找來一些資料 (尤其是《我有一個夢想》著名演說 的中譯本 )在這裡與眾生分享。馬丁路德•金的夢想,是很多人的夢想,也是我的夢想。至少,比他在生時,這夢不再那麼遙遠。


"I have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr.:


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More About Martin Luther King:




From Liallyn, Canada (Jan 2004):
Jai Shri Mataji!  It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America today.  Here are but a few of his words of wisdom.
Love and respect,
your sister,


Words of Martin Luther King Jr.:

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of
all humanity.”

“When I speak of love I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response.  I am speaking of that force which all of the great religions
have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life.  Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality.”

“Compassion and nonviolence help us to see the enemy’s point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves.  For from
his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of
the brothers who are called 'the opposition'.”

“I do not minimize the complexity of the problems that need to be faced in achieving disarmament and peace.  But I am convinced that we shall
not have the will, the courage and the insight to deal with such matters unless in this field we are prepared to undergo a mental and spiritual
re-evaluation, a change of focus which will enable us to see that the things that seem most real and powerful are indeed now unreal and have
come under sentence of death.”

“We must work unceasingly to lift this nation that we love to a higher destiny, to a new plateau of compassion, to a more noble expression of
humaneness.  I have tried to be honest.  To be honest is to confront the truth.  However unpleasant and inconvenient the truth may be, I
believe we must expose and face it if we are to achieve a better quality of American life.”






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