Posted by: Upāsaka | 10/21/2017

The Sufferings of Others

When I feel hunger may I always reflect on the hunger of millions of beings throughout the world before I eat. May I recall those who are dying of famine and do whatever I can to ease their suffering.

When I am thirsty may I always call to mind those who have no fresh water to drink before quenching my thirst. May I reflect on those who are forced to drink fetid, poisoned water just to survive and do whatever I can to ease their suffering.

When I am cold may I always call to mind those who no shelter before finding warmth. May I reflect on those who are forced to seek shelter in the open and do whatever I can to ease their suffering.

When I am hot may I always call to mind those who no shelter before seeking relief. May I reflect on those who are forced to endure sweltering heat in the open and do whatever I can to ease their suffering.

 


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