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The Dalai Lama's Practice of Compassion


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Posted by Hot Apple Pi on November 06, 1999 at 13:40:20:

The Dalai Lama's Practice of Compassion

We heard recently from someone who returned from India. Her group met with
the Dalai Lama for several days. The meetings focused on dialoguing what
they believed were the 5 most important questions to be considered moving
into the new millennium. The group was asked to come up with five
questions before meeting with the Dalai Lama. They asked:

* How do we address the widening gap between rich and poor?

* How do we protect the earth?

* How do we educate our children?

* How do we help Tibet and other oppressed countries/peoples?

* How do we bring spirituality - deep caring for each other - through all
disciplines?

The Dalai Lama said all the questions fall under the last one. If we have
true compassion, our children will be educated, we will care for the earth,
and for those who "have not".

He asked the group: Do you think loving on the planet is increasing or
staying the same? His own response was, "My experience leads me to believe
that love IS increasing." He shared a practice with the group that will
increase loving and compassion in the world, and asked everyone attending
to go home and share it with as many people as possible.

The Practice


1. Spend 5 minutes at the beginning of each day remembering we all want
the same thing (to be happy and loved) and we are all connected.

2. Spend 5 minutes cherishing yourself and others. Let go of judgments.
Breathe in cherishing yourself, and breathe out cherishing others.
If the faces of the people you are having difficulty with appear,
cherish them as well.

3. During the day extend that attitude to everyone you meet - we are all
the same, and I cherish myself and you [do it with the grocery store
clerk, the client, your family, coworkers, etc.].

4. Stay in the practice, no matter what happens.

= = = = =

- pi -

"It is not a matter of time ... it is a matter of priority."

P.S. Please note that no matter what e-mail address that you
send me e-mail to or at that it all goes to the same place.
In other words, all paths lead to the PiMan... :o)



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