Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Compassion ...

"Live with compassion
Work with compassion
Die with compassion
Meditate with compassion
Enjoy with compassion
When problems come,
Experience them with compassion."

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The definition of compassion is: wanting others to be free from suffering.

Reflections by the Indian saint Shantideva:

"Whatever joy there is in this world
All comes from desiring others to be happy,
And whatever suffering there is in this world,
All comes from desiring myself to be happy.

But what need is there to say much more?
The childish work for their own benefit,
The Buddhas work for the benefit of others.
Just look at the difference between them!"

You can find more about this topic at this website: buddhism.kalachakranet.org
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