Wisdom and compassion

A talk given at Buddhist Fellowship, Singapore.

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  • Kindness

    • Caring for sentient beings through being eco-friendly
    • The kindness of others—our parents, teachers, friends, and even strangers and people who have harmed us

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    Developing compassion with wisdom

    • Our ability to attain realizations depends on the kindness of others
    • Seeing sentient beings as kind and hence lovable is the forerunner to developing compassion
    • Compassion is not condescension
    • How our self-centeredness deceives us and creates problems for us by making us super-sensitive and prickly
    • Compassion has to be practiced with wisdom, otherwise it becomes “Mickey Mouse” compassion
    • Practicing compassion with the wisdom that understands the emptiness of inherent existence
    • Accumulating the two collections of merit and wisdom that lead to the two bodies of a Buddha

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    Questions and answers

    • Accidentally killing animals
    • Karma and helping others
    • Precepts, karma, insects
    • Judging sincerity

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