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 or abuser to keep harming us, not only are we harmed, but so is the bully. He or she is creating great negative karma to suffer big time in the future. Without anger, but with compassion in your heart, try to stop him or her. Enlist the help of others, as it may be difficult to go it alone. Gain the courage, thinking about protecting yourself, and also about protecting the perpetrator. This is genuine compassion that includes the enemy. It doesn’t mean he or she gets off scot free. They need to be held accountable for their actions. This is long-term wide perspective compassion, seen from all angles. It includes forgiveness.
Deep inner peace
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 […]
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Yesterday 160 young men and women entered the medical profession by entering the University of Louisville School of Medicine. We held a White Coat ceremony as a rite of passage for these awesome young bright, […]
Today is Gandhi Jayanti
Today is Gandhi Jayanti, a celebration of Gandhi.ji’s birthday. It is one of only 3 national holidays in India. Today is also the International Day of Non-Violence honoring Gandhi’s work of Ahimsa, or non-violence. Let’s […]