The Buddha, The Dharma, The Sangha

"Spiritual powers and their wondrous functioning--hauling water and carrying firewood." --Layman Pang, upon his realization

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Compassion is not logical.  It's basically spacious and generous.  A compassionate person might not be sure whether he is being compassionate to you or whether you are being compassionate to him, because compassion creates a total environment of generosity.  Generosity is implied; it just happens, rather than you making it happen.  It's just there, without direction, without me, without "for them".  It's full of joy, a spontaneously existing grin of joy, constant joy.

from Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness by Chogyam Trungpa

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