The Buddha spent many years trying to understand evil and suffering. He eventually concluded that the only real power in the universe is the Creator and that all else is illusion and therefore has little or no power in comparison.
Here we are at the start of 2016 and I feel compelled to address a topic which is unusual, yet urgent in nature. Students of numerology can tell you that 2016 is a “9” year and they can also tell you that “9” years can be trouble, some more than others.
The eternal theme of human history on Earth has been that of good versus evil. We generally define good behavior as that which is unselfish and supportive. Evil, its opposite, is then defined as behavior which is self-serving at the expense of others.