MLK got it from Buddha!

This has long been one of my favorite quotes, and a foundational value of my life:

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” (MLK Jr.)

But I hadn’t known that he borrowed this formulation from Buddha!:

“Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.”

Fantastic, and still beautiful, no matter whose mouth it comes from.