In the foreword to the book His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains why compassion is so important for humankind.
Series: An Open-Hearted Life (SDD current)
A look at the western psychological perspective on compassion and how it relates to the Buddhist world view.
When we take a compassionate perspective we are better prepared to care for ourselves and others in the world.
Pausing to cultivate a compassionate motivation before we act transforms our mental state, assists us to make wise decisions and enhances our lives.
In the face of human hardship, compassion is the only response that makes sense. It has a ripple effect touching and influencing the others around us.
When we see that we are inextricably interconnected we will see that caring for others is more crucial than ever before.