Posted by: Upāsaka | 09/29/2016

Compassion without Distinction

Daily life practice is a great way to highlight for oneself the with that yet needs to be done. There have been times when I’ve thought that I really only need to work on extending a heart of love to those who are really difficult for me to bear. But, today, walking to the train and raising karuna to the various people I see, I realized that there were some people for whom it was not as easy as others. 

To realize that I have very real prejudice and that there are still distinctions in the mind helps keep me motivated and honest. The guy in the Audi deserves as much compassion as the lame homeless man. Easy to say but not necessarily easy to see in the moment.  


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