IN APPARENT CHAOS, IT’S KEY TO STILL THE MIND WITH COMPASSION. THEN ACT FROM LOVE.
Compassion means “to suffer with”, to empathize with all suffering – individually and collectively- and to radiate love and understanding:
“Compassion is a quality desperately needed in the world
today. If there could be more compassion in people’s hearts
and lives, if more people could develop the awareness that:
‘Just as I do not like being hurt, others also do not like
being hurt, so we should stop hurting each other,’ then there
would be far fewer stories in the news about war, terrorism
and violent crimes.
All the cruel things human beings do to one another are due to a lack of compassion.
It is compassion that keeps us from harming others.
My teacher,Lama Zopa Rinpoche, has pointed out that if we can develop compassion for all beings, then all beings are safe from being harmed by us.
All beings, especially those around us, have nothing to fear from us, so indirectly our development of compassion brings peace to everyone.
Imagine what the world would be like if we were all to develop such compassion!”
~Ven. Sangye Khadro