Many scientists now conclude compassion is our natural state, how we came into this world. Buddhists have believed this for millennia, and call it Buddha nature. It is the potential we all have, including mosquitos, for omniscience and unconditional love. It’s a matter of cleaning up our junk. Transforming our anger, jealousy, and arrogance into tolerance, appreciation, and humility. This opens the flood gates to unconditional love and compassion. Wisdom follows suit. With unconditional love, our ego wanes. This helps us, along with devotion to the teacher and the teachings, to realize the wisdom of emptiness. Study helps us understand clearly this subtle reality. Realization is not far behind.
People are often confused about how to cultivate compassion. There are several approaches. One method is moving beyond empathy to compassion. Empathy is feeling like the other person is feeling. We often “take on” or […]
When we learn to love ourselves deeply with the same love a mother has for her child, we have a good foundation to spread unconditional love to others. Loving others more than ourselves is required. […]