Posted by: Upāsaka | 03/22/2019

The Garden of Compassion

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

I’m not sure how exactly this quote should be understood but, for me, it has always meant that we find the germ of compassion in the heart of our suffering. Whether it’s in the suffering of being criticized by others or the suffering of loss, every form of dukkha had the potential to teach us view wise compassion is ever an appropriate response.

May I meet dukkha with wisdom and compassion. May I understand its nature and practice the path to put it to rest.


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