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“Civilization changes a person on the outside. Meditation softens a person from within, through and through.”

by Bhante Gunaratana from Mindfulness in Plain English
Tags: Bhante Gunaratana, meditation vs learning, meditation, compassion



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“Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people, because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy.”

by Chogyam Trungpa from Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Tags: Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Chogyam Trungpa, energy, others, compassion



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“Everyone loves something, even if it's only tortillas.”

by Chogyam Trungpa
Tags: love, compassion, non-spiritual, others, kindness, Chogyam Trungpa



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“Aware that looking deeply at the nature of suffering can help us develop compassion and find ways out of suffering; we are determined not to avoid or close our eyes before suffering. We are committed to finding ways, including personal contact, images, and sounds, to be with those who suffer so we can understand their situation deeply and help them transform their suffering into compassion, peace and joy.”

by Thich Nhat Hanh
Tags: compassion, suffering, Thich Nhat Hanh



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“If kindness doesn't work, try more kindness.”

by Chogyam Trungpa
Tags: kindness, compassion, patience, Chogyam Trungpa



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“Meditation practice isn't about trying to throw ourselves away or become something better. It's about befriending who we are already.”

by Pema Chodron from The Wisdom of No Escape
Tags: mediation, self-love, kindness, friendliness, compassion



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“She saw no evil in the world and knew of none. She knew only of weakness, temptation, hardship, and pain.”

by Irving Stone from Two Faces of Love: Lust for Life and Immortal Wife
Tags: compassion, kindness



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“Of course, it does take some effort at the beginning to connect with your heart. But at some point the heart takes over and starts to evolve by itself.”

by Pema Chodron from Tonglen: the Path of Transformation
Tags: tonglen, compassion, openness, emotions



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