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.

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  • 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

    Planting the Seeds to Cultivate Compassion 03 (download)

    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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