in elementary schools, when kids are being self centered and obnoxious, and the teacher askes them to be quiet, the teacher is right 99% of the time, because they are looking towards the cooperation and benefit of the whole group.
“Subhuti, if someone were to offer an immeasurable quantity of the seven treasures to fill the worlds as infinite as space as an act of generosity, the happiness resulting from that virtuous act would not equal the happiness resulting from a son or a daughter of a good family who gives rise to the awakened mind and reads, recites, accepts, and puts into practice this sutra, and explains it to others, even if only a gatha of four lines. In what spirit is this explanation given? Without being caught up in the signs, just according to things as they are, WITHOUT AGITATION…”
-Guatama Buddha, diamond sutra
“a man of violence wil come to a violent end”
“Teach people as best you can, if they do not listen, let adversity teach them”