Compassion can be hard to cultivate. We are so wrapped up in our own self. We can’t see beyond our own selfish needs, and think we are number one. How can we broaden our view to remember the welfare of others? We are just one whereas there are so many others. They, like us, think they are number one. Recognizing this fact brings us closer to others so we can begin to have concern for their welfare. They are our brother and sisters. We are all part of the human family. Whatever difficulty we face, remember the millions or billions of others facing similar problems. Send them whatever they need, based on your own experience, to overcome their difficulties. We all want to be happy. As we are all brothers and sisters in this human and sentient being family, we must look out for each other.
We are moving along in our journey towards cultivate more love and compassion directed to ourselves and others through this awesome classic short text written about 1000 years ago on cultivating compassion. Verse 6 from […]
Being kind to ourselves is crucial; self-kindness radiates out naturally as kindness to others. There is a deeper recognition here. We are all actually connected in more and deeper ways than we realize. We are […]
The word compassion is often misunderstood. In English it has Christian overtones that include pity, turning the other cheek, and weakness. It is often seen as powerless. But the Buddhist understanding of compassion is much […]