Yoda’s Secret of Compassion

A wonderful post by a Blogger for Peace, Kozo Hattori. Enjoy!

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For over three decades, I read the Dalai Lama’s books on compassion, attended lectures by Thich Nhat Hanh, and even did a week long Metta meditation in Sri Lanka, yet I was unable to feel compassion on a daily basis. Looking at the state of the world today, I don’t think I was alone in this inability to practice compassion.

After countless broken relationships and on the verge of divorce at the age of 47, I finally realized what it meant to have compassion. I learned that compassion requires empathy. We can’t sympathize with the misfortune of others if we are unable to step into their shoes and understand their thoughts and feelings.

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3 responses to “Yoda’s Secret of Compassion

  1. Great post (re-post). Thanks, Kartika.
    Marcia

  2. Anything Yoda says is worth listening to.

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