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Mar 29, 2008

"The most important aspect of love is not in giving or the receiving: it’s in the being. When I need love from others, or need to give love to others, I’m caught in an unstable situation. Being in love, rather than giving or taking love, is the only thing that provides stability." --Ram Dass

A Victim Treats His Mugger Right

He was walking toward the stairs when a teenage boy approached and pulled out a knife. "He wants my money, so I just gave him my wallet and told him, 'Here you go,'" Julio Diaz says. As the teen began to walk away, Diaz told him, "Hey, wait a minute. You forgot something. If you're going to be robbing people for the rest of the night, you might as well take my coat to keep you warm." Rather stunned, the teenage mugger asks, "Why are you doing this?" A short conversation later, not only does the mugger go to dinner with his victim, but returns his wallet and hands him his knife.

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