FULL MOON - Compassionate and Real

Published Sunday, 29 April 2018

Disciples of the Buddha
are fully awake
both day and night,
taking delight in compassion.

Dhammapada v.300

What it means to be compassionate is not always obvious. What we assume compassionate action should look like from the outside might not be the same as an expression of genuine compassion. For compassion to be real we need to know what motivates us and truly be in touch with our bodies. Real compassion requires that we let go of notions of how we might appear and trust in our well-considered, wholesome intentions.

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