After a lifetime of looking for meaning in life, a student turns to the Dharma as the best way to help others.
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How does one deal with one’s own judgmental mind? A student examines the benefits of applying equanimity to oneself, and then to others.
A look at the western psychological perspective on compassion and how it relates to the Buddhist world view.
Imagining taking on all the suffering of others in order to destroy our own self-centred attitude, creating the space to be able to give expansively to others.
How to fit the practice of equanimity into our daily lives, and outlining the taking-and-giving meditation.
Exploring the meditation on the kindness of others, and various obstacles to compassion, including the mind of discouragement and unrealistic expectations.
A meditation on equanimity, in which we imagine those whom we currently find challenging in an entirely different and expansive light.
How to take responsibility for cultivating compassion in our own lives.
A change in our motivation makes a big difference in how we relate to others. A motivation of kindness and compassion benefits others and makes us happier.
If you can open yourself up to another person’s suffering, you are quickly motivated to alleviate it.