Modern research and writing on racism focuses on its systemic nature, which can’t be denied. But I don’t know how to re-engineer a culture or redistribute its power. I do know how to break down walls and feel my oneness with all beings.
To me, the Metta (Loving Kindness) Sutra is one of the most beautiful.
Amber Lotus Publishing Image from our Dalai Lama 2016 wall calendar. Photograph by Tenzin Choejor. Click image for more info. Compassion is a mind wishing that sentient beings be free from suffering, and loving-kindness is a mind wishing they meet with happiness. Loving-kindness induces compassion, and compassion induces the special attitude. The special attitude here…
Some early practitioners did in fact dismiss “good works” as not terribly important, but I think that was, and is, a misreading of the Buddha’s teachings.
Wisely, Buddhism teaches that in order to live with metta for others, we start with ourselves. How can we accept and love others if we don’t accept and love ourselves?
…we are all born with the loving kindness (compassion) and wisdom of the Buddha, but we don’t know it
How can we learn to love Donald Trump. Let us count the ways…