Ven. Pomnyun's Answer to "Can We Live Only with Love without Darkness? ”
Selection from a Dharma Q&A session at Busan City Hall, Busan (June 15, 2019)

my question is, Mister, what do you think about Yin Yang philosophy as there is a day and night, there is love and hate, and the complete contrary is the utopia.
What do you think is the possibility to live only or if there is a possibility to live only with love as according to Buddha’s teaching?
If we look at love or let’s say light is just non-presence of darkness, so if it’s possible actually, if in this world we can live only with love, except [for] the night. If there is a possibility that we can live without the dark side, let’s say.
Because I believe each person has their own dark side and we need this dark side to be here, to appreciate the good things that happen in our lives. So I would define the love as the bright side.
Thank you for answering. I really appreciate it. So I would just say that Majjhimāpaṭipadā, the middle way.
It’s the coexistence, as you said, of all the religions, all types of religions they coexist, all Buddhist systems.
So I think as well the light and darkness as well the love and hate, as long as there is the middle way there is the coexistence. This is the most important thing. Thank you.

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