When you are sick, think of others. When you are well, think of others. By sheer numbers they are more important thus us. This does not diminish our value. Rather, it enhances their value. Through love and compassion it enhances our value. There is so much ongoing suffering in the world, the full extent of which is not seen. The Buddha was right. The nature of unenlightened existence is suffering. Our job is to recognize this, overcome it, and guide others to overcome it as well.
Joy comes in many forms. The subtle lasting ones are the best. Even better is when the joys are dedicated to others, in the service of others, bringing love to others. Then the joy radiates […]
Last night in Tokyo with my Human Values Institute group we discussed in some detail the distinctions between empathy and compassion. I had just stepped off a 12+ hour flight, and spent about 20 hours […]