Practicing taking and giving challenges our usual ways of thinking and helps us develop a mind of generosity and compassion.
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Karma and its effects explains the link between actions and experiences. By changing our mental states and actions we have the power to change our experiences.
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.
When we’re angry our view of the situation is an exaggeration. Looking at the situation more realistically helps to subvert anger.
Recognizing there are no benefits to anger. Counteracting angry states of mind by viewing others with compassion.
Real freedom is an inner-state—freedom from afflicted mental states. When we are free from anger we have the freedom of choice in how we respond.
Using thought transformation practices to see others and difficult situations more realistically decreases anger because there’s no reason for it any more.
The more we can develop compassion and fortitude, the more resistant we are to anger.
The importance of valuing each others’ goodness especially in the current political climate.
In the foreword to the book His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains why compassion is so important for humankind.