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Compassion and non-attachment (2)

Compassion implies ‘being with’ someone else in their experience of pain or misfortune, of standing alongside them in suffering. It seems to me it is a quality of being rather than of doing. I question whether charitable giving can really … Continue reading

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Compassion and non-attachment

Compassion – an interesting word; its structure seems to imply ‘with passion’. It seems to me that the truest compassion cares deeply for another being, yet without being wedded to or judging that being’s actions or their outcomes. Yet again, … Continue reading

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Beginning to develop a concept of joy . . .

Look round any bookshop, scour the web – it seems to be a lot more difficult than you would imagine to find any coherent definition of ‘joy’! Below is a mind-map that brings together some of the initial ideas that … Continue reading

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