Six Harmonies of the sangha

Harmony in having the same viewpoints
Harmony in observing the same precepts
Harmony in living together
Harmony in speaking without conflict
Harmony in experiencing Dharma bliss
Harmony in sharing benefits

Six Harmonies Of The Sangha

  1. corporal harmony (the same work)
  2. verbal harmony (the same silence)
  3. mental harmony (the same tolerance)
  4. ethical harmony (the same practice)
  5. ideological harmony (the same understanding)
  6. material harmony (the same equality of benefits)

Happy is the arising of a Buddha; 
happy is the exposition of the Ariya Dhamma; 
happy is the harmony amongst the Samgha; 
happy is the practice of those in harmony.

Dhammapada Verse 194


Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Romans 12:16

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

Colossians 3:13-14 

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Philippians 2:2-4


Come together, talk together; let our minds be in harmony. Common be our prayer, common be our end, common be our purpose, common be our deliberations, common be our desire, united be our desires, united be our hearts, united be our intentions. Perfect be our union among us.

Rig Veda 10 – 191:2


Do not dispute with the People of the Book except in a manner which is best, barring such of them as are wrongdoers, and say, ‘We believe in that which has been sent down to us and has been sent down to you; our God and your God is one [and the same], and to Him do we submit.’

Quran 29:46

By which Allah guides those who pursue His pleasure to the ways of peace and brings them out from darkness into the light, by His permission, and guides them to a straight path. 

Quran 5:16


When an alien lives with you in your land, do not ill-treat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 19:33-34

Still, it was only with your ancestors that God developed a closeness. He loved them and therefore chose you, their descendants from among all the nations 

Deuteronomy, 10:14-15

“It is a tree of life to all who grasp it, and whoever holds on to it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all it paths are peace. 

Proverbs 3:17-18

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