Always remember
that your true family
is the family of humankind.
When your left hand is injured,
doesn't the right hand go to its aid?
For both are part of your body
and you consider them yours.
In the same spirit of unity
lovingly serve your sister and brothers,
forgive their faults and be willing
to suffer for one another —
that is the essence of spirituality.

Amma , Messages from Amma by Janine Canan, translator