The world is changing rapidly and will never be the same. We know this from a Buddhist and eastern perspective of impermanence. Now it is hitting us in the face with new stark realities seen on the news channels unfolding daily. Yes, occasionally even I get to see some TV news, mostly BBC World Service. As you know I haven’t owned a TV for over 30 years, but occasionally see others’ TV. Now it is time to fully wake up. Wake up to a rapidly changing reality. Be alert to insert in the new paradigm algorithm, compassion, compassion, and compassion. This becomes our responsibility, our task as budding Bodhisattvas. As new guidelines for society are drawn, wherever possible bring a secular ethical foundation that truly cares for its people.
The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest; it is as if we open an inner door. An […]
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 […]
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. […]