COMPASSION


If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama

As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery.
We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as
anger and attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion, a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.

The whole purpose of religion
is to facilitate love and compassion, patience,
tolerance, humility, forgiveness.

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “COMPASSION

  1. ninjanurse

    Happy New Year, Sekanblogger.
    Mahaghosananda gave me three words,
    Truthfulness
    Forbearance
    Gratitude
    It works good.

  2. Philip Dunbar

    One of the most valuable lessons I learned in teacher training was
    “always assume positive motives.”
    Most people, unless they are inhibited by mental illness, try do do what they do out of a sense of making sense of their world.
    As wrong and even evil it might seem, their motivation is to get by in life in the best way they know how. Our job, if we find them in conflict, is to help steer them toward a safer course.
    We are not always successful — it might take ten or more people to do that. More often we are number three or four along the way.
    Let’s just be the best number three or four for them that we can be.

  3. Lynn

    This is a beautiful post. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  4. Brilliant post Sekan and a great thought to kick off the New Year šŸ™‚ .

  5. Happy new year Sekan! Imagine the world where all people took the advice of this post. WOW!

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