Generosity is a means of opening our heart, as well as helping another. It is the first of the 6 paramitas, or 6 perfections, to cultivate compassion and wisdom. They are: generosity, ethical discipline, patience, perseverance, concentration, and wisdom; and are in the order of easiest to most difficult to practice. So start with generosity. Start by giving small things like a smile, or guidance, or friendship. Gradually expand to food, clothing, shelter, and money. Expand further to giving respect, trust, love, and compassion. This sets a marvelous base to build our compassion.
We all have this precious gem of unconditional love, wisdom, and bliss within us, but we usually have so much junk covering it that we fail to recognize it. Practice stillness in the present moment. […]
Apr. 23, 2018 Human Values Meditation Practice Group We will learn about compassion and meditation from a video of the latest lecture by Dr. Barry Kerzin and we will practice meditation together. *Staff from Human […]