Christian martyrs about to be eaten alive by lions
in the reign of the Emperor Nero (54-68 AD).
THE SECRET TEACHINGS
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” — Plato
“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” — William James
Kindness and compassion for every creature
In a world of suffering. All pride, lust, hate
Extinguished forever. Frail human nature
Perfected. All the crooked world made straight.
Let the bird fly free. Mend the broken wing.
Heal the crushed spirit. Give sight to the blind.
In a world of hideous noises, sing, sing!
Love your enemies. Forgive them. Be kind.
Expect to be spat at and spurned for your pains.
Wipe the spit from your face as they put you in chains.