18 April 2011 4 Comments

Charter for Compassion

I had to share this with everyone.  A great movement that has its heart in absolutely the same place as mine. The Charter: The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us […]

3 December 2010 14,131 Comments

The Buddhist Gentleman?

 I was reminded the other day by a learned Today’s Gentleman member (thanks Steve) about the Buddhist concept of compassion. In The Essence of the Heart Sutra, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote, “According to Buddhism, compassion is an aspiration, a state of mind, wanting others to be free from suffering. It’s not passive — […]