To the extent that our experience of suffering reminds us of what everyone else also endures, it serves as a powerful inspiration to practice compassion and avoid causing others pain. And to the extent that suffering awakens our empathy and causes us to connect with others, it serves as the basis of compassion and love. His Holiness the Dalai Lama teaches this wisdom.
Recognizing others’ suffering opens our hearts to compassion
We must be careful when we tap into the massive suffering in the world, not to be crushed and overwhelmed. Recognizing others’ suffering opens our hearts to compassion. It does not close our hearts. This […]
The nature of unenlightened existence is suffering
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 […]
The most important days of the year in the Buddhist calendar
Today is one of the 4 most important days of the year in the Buddhist calendar. It is the day of miracles when the Buddha displayed miracles to sustain the nascent Buddhist tradition. The karmic […]