Living a life with joy is meaningful. Wisdom and compassion play crucial roles. Wisdom helps foster humility. Reduction in ego-centricity is part and parcel of humility. There is automatically more focus on the wellbeing of others. It is not putting ourselves down. There is no one to be put down; there is no one to perform the action of putting down; and there is no action of putting down! These are only concepts and not real. There is strength and courage stemming from this deeper wisdom that we are not who we think we are. It is letting go of old habits of tightly embracing this old concept of who we think we are. As ego goes down, compassion automatically rises. Less spotlight on ourselves naturally shifts the focus to genuine concern for others. Wisdom and compassion are joined at the hip, just different ways to say the same thing – meaningful life of joy.
Compassion is often misunderstood. Partly because we do not have a good word in English that gives the full meaning of ‘nyingje’ or ‘karuṇā’. Not only is this general compassion, it includes enlightened wisdom. There […]
When the sun is shining we are happy. When it is cloudy we are sad. Practicing more compassion towards our self and others gradually regardless of the sun shining or not we feel happy. A […]