I Choose Compassion

One of the highest teachings of the Buddha is that of compassion.

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What exactly is compassion?  John Makransky, PhD in his book entitled, “Compassion in Buddhist Psychology,” says compassion is a companion to empathy.  We as humans sense others pain, and we look for ways to alleviate this pain.  When we look at the world filled with compassion we are able to understand the causes of suffering and naturally we wish to create an atmosphere of healing.

#Rohingya_name @DalaiLama please tell the misguided people who refers to themselves as Bhuddist to spare a few Rohingya Muslim lives in Burma

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That is what the movement called, 1000 Voices for Compassion is all about.  Join in and spread compassion throughout the world today.

1000 Speak

How will you show your compassion for all of humanity?

Thank you for stopping by to visit today.  Until next time,

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39 thoughts on “I Choose Compassion”

  1. Thanks Colleen. Great quote and great feeling. I’m translating to English a book about a retreat in a Buddhist monastery. It’s a subject I’ve become very interested in recently. Thanks for the inspiration

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  2. Nice quote – thank you for it – I managed to get a post together for this cause – I feel quite passionate about the lack of true compassion in the word – little pockets of it shine out.

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  3. I’m so glad you decided to share your ideas about compassion with the #1000Speak movement today. I love the concept of the “human family” and only hope that one day we can extend that concept to include all living beings and even the planet!

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    • I do too. Most importantly, right now we are serving mankind by talking about compassion and bringing it to the forefront of our thoughts. We have wiped out 1000 words of negativity on the planet today in favor of compassion! <3

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  4. A beautiful post, Colleen. You may enjoy the book I’m reading at the moment, Supercharged Taoist, by Stephen Russell. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/supercharged-taoist-stephen-russell/1111739562?ean=9781401927646
    There is an interesting ongoing conversation about the nature of compassion, and its expression, throughout this memoir. The truest expression of compassion is when one can look at all living creatures as parts of oneself- emanations of the One. I hope all is well with you, Elizabeth

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  5. Be eating less and enjoying it more? I had 3 Buddha’s on my desk. Now I only have two. Someone took a Buddha from me, so I was being compassionate without my knowledge :O)

    Thank you for the inspiration. Now I think I’ll go write something ridiculous to balance it out… LOL!

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