The kindness of others

Planting the Seeds to Cultivate Compassion

Part of a series of teachings on the attitudes to develop in order to cultivate compassion given during a weekend retreat at Sravasti Abbey, May 25-28, 2007.

The kindness of others

  • The importance of seeing others as kind
  • How to develop the attitude that sees ourselves and others as equal
  • How we create our own experience

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Questions and answers

  • When we don’t give in to negative thoughts when we are harmed does that benefit the other person as well as ourself?
  • Would you explain the antidotes to the mental afflictions?
  • When someone does something to you and you are feeling angry, aren’t you making an excuse for them by saying they are suffering?
  • What is the right action to do when someone in the community is causing harm?
  • What do you do in a situation where conventional wisdom says you are being harmed and you need to be aggressive or assertive?
  • If there is part of you that is trying to get pity what do you do?

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