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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dalai Lama on "The Dalai Lama, A Policy of Kindness"

Another kind of love and compassion is not based on something appearing beautiful or nice, but based on the fact that the other person, just like oneself, wants happiness and does not want suffering and indeed has every right to be happy and to overcome suffering. On such a basis, we feel a sense of responsibility, a sense of closeness toward that being. That is true compassion. This is because the compassion is based on reason, notjust on emotional feeling. As a consequence, it does not matter what the other’s attitude is, whether negative, or positive. What matters is that it is a human being, a sentient being that has the experience of pain and pleasure. There is no reason not to feel compassion so long as it is a sentient being.

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Jack said...

A D,

So true for this and Book of Life.

Take care

Sadaf Hafeez said...

"This is because the compassion is based on reason, notjust on emotional feeling"

The line is bang right on target.NOTHING is without reason. Nothing CAN be without reason.Heart owes its sentiments to rationality of brain.

Nice share :)

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