Compassion

A matter of Heart and Mind

A Matter of Heart and Mind

Is compassion a matter of heart and mind?  When I pose such question to myself the first thought that comes to mind is how linguistically heart and mind are connected.  From an eastern prospect “citta” is often used as a literal translation for “mind”.  Although on a subtle level the word “citta” is also understood …

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Joining Hands: A Flow of Compassion

Joining Hands: A Flow of Compassion

Today during my daily practice of meditation, a particular person came to mind.  I felt a deep sense of openness towards this person and what they are going through. So I engaged in a compassion practice and started directing loving-kindness and compassion towards them.  Strangely when I was directing compassion towards this person, I suddenly …

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After ChristChurch What a Speech by Pat Dodson

After ChristChurch What a Speech by Pat Dodson

Pat Dodson fought back tears today as he spoke these powerful words of support in both Arabic and Māori to the victims of Christchurch. His speech sums it all up, that it is not separation or segregation that unites us but the innate compassion within each one of us and the expression of that compassion …

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Compassion our common humanity

Compassion our common humanity

As Karen Armstrong reflects that the golden rule (compassion) is at the basis of every religion and our common humanity. When we focus on such reality it results in unity towards a common goal and an engagement to remove or reduce the causes of suffering through the expression of compassion both for self and others. 

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