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The Practice of Compassion
As we access and grow on the spiritual path, we inevitably prepare ourselves for the understanding of the requirements needed for our final liberation from the Wheel of Samsara.
Above all, the foremost prerequisite for this realization is the knowing of self. It is no surprise there was written on the top of the gates of the temple of Delphi the inscription that said: “Know Thyself”. This is no doubt the beginning of a life-long journey of self-discovery.
On this voyage through the many aspects and phases of life, we discover that we are not condemned to live at the mercy of the waves of fate as mere animals. One of the primary lessons we are to learn by living a human experience is the knowledge of Compassion.
What is the exact meaning of Compassion?
There is a Zen Buddhist story that illustrates the feeling of…
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