Hunger is not the cause of gluttony.
Poverty is not the cause of theft.
Pain is not the cause of addiction.
Wealth is not the cause of greed.
Deprivation is not the cause of indulgence.
The source of every sin is inside us.
Treating symptoms does not cure diseases.
Everything devoted to anything
except the root cause of a thing,
is a waste of time,
an illusion of action.
Until hatred is replaced with love,
vengeance with mercy,
wrath with forgiveness,
indifference with compassion,
and wickedness with righteousness:
there will be wars
and rumors of wars.