I Choose Compassion

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

Compassion Quote

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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  1. 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!


  2. 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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    1. Elizabeth, I will have to investigate that book. As a Buddhist, I try to see all of us as humans in a collective hive of souls, if you will. We are all part of the oneness. Our world is in great turmoil and all we can do is try and project a compassion for all other humans and their beliefs. It is a hard task for all of us. ❤

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      1. Here is a quotation to ponder, which I found in my reading this morning from that book by Stephen Russell: “The material plane is an illusion. It’s generated by an unseen presence: God, the Tao, the Great Spirit. Only that is real; everything else is relative. If yo want to change the merely relative, do so by changing your relationship with the real… ‘But how? How do we change it? ‘ … ‘By praying. By ‘illusioning’ it away.’ ” I’ve looked at these religious paths through the lens of quantum physics for some time now. There is a wonderful parallel between ‘ the Source Field’ and the Tao, the ‘hive of souls’ you mention. You, dear Colleen, have nudged me into this post today: https://shunyatadharma.wordpress.com/?p=1596&preview=true Thank you 😉 WG

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      1. You’re very welcome my sweet friend. I agree truly blessed by WordPress. And thank you for saying I inspire you!!! Truly an honour to be a link in your golden chain of friends. 💞


  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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  4. 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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