Compassion and love constitute non-violence in action. They are the source of all spiritual qualities: forgiveness, tolerance, and all the virtues. They give meaning to our activities and make them constructive. There is nothing amazing about being rich or highly educated. It is only when the individual has a warm heart do these attributes become worthwhile.
Sometimes when we practice compassion, others may take advantage of us. They may even bully or abuse us. In general, compassion means helping others reduce and eliminate their suffering. Practically, if we allow the bully […]
Compassion is the best medicine. It not the only medicine, but the best. Why? Because it is a “win-win” proposition. The recipient of our compassion feels cared for with a possible reduction of their pain. […]
How do we practice compassion? The six perfections (Sanskrit paramitas) are instructions for practicing compassion. Generosity has various methods, like giving money, shelter and food, giving time, giving kindness, listening non-judgmentally, giving love, and giving […]