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As we all know people of good will are filled with compassion
and empathy for ending the suffering of their selves and others . . .
In some traditions this is called Love.
Like most Buddhists I love the three jewels,
practice and every sentient being in all realms.
Am I a hopeless romantic?
lobster wrote:Am I a hopeless romantic?
Either that, or a Buddha...
Thank you for sharing this
Recently I came across a wonderful quote by Thay, where he says, 'Love really is a practice.'
I will find it very shortly, one moment. . .
Here it is:
'Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish. If you are not capable of generating that kind of energy toward yourself—if you are not capable of taking care of yourself, of nourishing yourself, of protecting yourself—it is very difficult to take care of another person. In the Buddhist teaching, it’s clear that to love oneself is the foundation of the love of other people. Love is a practice. Love is truly a practice.'
I also found the source of the quote, an interview with Melvin McLeod.
http://www.pbs.org/thebuddha/blog/2010/ ... ch-nhat-h/
As well as this:
“The teachings on love given by the Buddha are clear, scientific, and applicable… Love, compassion, joy, and equanimity are the very nature of an enlightened person. They are the four aspects of true love within ourselves and within everyone and everything.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Whenever you see this lobster, hope you have a wonderful day.
...with that said, thank you for your love! i need it, your maximum affection at all times!!! i need you to be empty, so that there is room for me! refuge! inside your heart!!! )))))) meditate twice a day and be empty!!! please!!! of course, we all need this love, and buddhism has that all worked out. the practical/workable level of love is absolute love. so no matter how difficult someone on the forum is, even me love them as best you can!!!
The only way to share peace is to be at peace, and then to do peace work.
Without stability, our work will not be stable, and so forth.
To see clearly, some peace is necessary, please share peaceful energy.
joy&peace wrote:Whenever you see this lobster, hope you have a wonderful day.
Will do my best. First some cyber running up and down
Then virtual popcorn
So far so good.
Compassion - the Buddhist continuum from the kind to the kindness of tough love is a bit too indulgent for me
and now back to having a nice day ... everyone welcome ...
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