“Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.” The Buddha

This is a genuine Buddha quote, from the Dhammapada:

Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.

2 thoughts on ““Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.” The Buddha”

  1. I don’t like the use of ‘appeased’ because one of its meanings
    (going back to 1549) is of satisfying hatred by giving in to it and doing what it wants – it’s a word used to describe Great Britain’s attitude to Hitler before it found the courage to stand up to him.

    A better word (if you don’t want to use ‘ended’) is ‘reconciled’ which means much the same as ‘appeased’ but has none of the negative connotations.

  2. Many words seem like a good replacement for “appeased”, but I’m neither a Buddhist scholar nor a Pali scholar and would be careful of making up my own interpretations.

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