25 Beautiful Mindstates–Compassion

Topics Include: 1) Review of factors leading up to compassion: the flowering of the heart that arises out of right speech, action, and livelihood: the Wisdom Path. 2) The definition of compassion: the heart that trembles in the face of suffering. 3) The personal and social benefits of compassion. 4) Why it is difficult to practice compassion: the impact of aversion. 5) Two personal stories about compassion. 6) Understanding compassion not as a concept but as a practice in our lives. 7) Understanding the equivalence between seeing suffering in others and seeing suffering in ourselves: understanding the Four Noble Truths. 8) The foundation for understanding our common humanity: the idea of non-self, our interconnection with all other beings, and how compassion is the expression of our bond.
November 12, 2022
59 min.

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