Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Via Daily Dharma: Unconditional Care

To realize truly that there is only this nature, with no “other” outside us, is to naturally want to refrain from causing harm, just as we refrain from doing harm to one of our own limbs or eyes.

—Roshi Bodhin Kjolhede, “Passion, Pain, and the Precepts

Via Daily Dharma: Wise Compassion

Remember that you don’t have to like or admire someone to feel compassion for that person. All you have to do is wish for that person to be happy. The more you can develop this attitude toward people you know have misbehaved, the more you’ll be able to trust your intentions in any situation.

—Thanissaro Bhikkhu, “Head & Heart Together