Soccer is known as « the beautiful game. » Yet violent behavior is often displayed by opposing players and fans, like in Cairo recently before an Egypt-Algeria match. What is that all about?
« Be a lamp unto yourself, » the Buddha is said to have responded when asked what people should do after he died. This is not different from what he always said, from what the essence of this teaching is: Wake up to who you really are. Simply and truly be.
Then we see things just as they are. We see who we are, who the other is. And we see there are no winners or losers, nothing to get or miss.
« Rivals » are in perfect accord and the whole of life is the beautiful game.