The thief left it behind: the moon at my window - Ryokan

Saturday, August 23, 2008

living compassion


Compassion is not an idle word
but is a living expression of love
that we embody in every single action

There is no enemy other than ignorance
Ultimate freedom means ultimate awareness
All beings have been our mothers since beginningless time
Other living beings don't harm us
but their ignorance does

When confronted with ignorance
be like a doctor fighting a disease
love and care for the patient
but heal the sickness

(by Gien and HummingBird)

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