Healing the planet…

Healing our own souls will empower us to heal the planet.

We know that wholesome and compassionate attitudes spread from person to person.

Our individual positive experience may seem a tiny point
in a vast network of the planet.

But from that point radiate
ever widening circles of influence,
the power of peaceful joy, compassion and love.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Mandala Gardens

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Compassion is open, free, and limitless

Compassion is open, free, and limitless.

Indescribable and utterly beyond intellectual comprehension,
it responds to any situation spontaneously
and without calculation,
yet in a way that enlightens and transforms.

Indeed, compassion may be compared to sunlight,
since it awakens and brings joy to beings.

Compassion is also like a rainbow,
its ineffable beauty lifting the hearts of all who see it.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Hidden Mind of Freedom

Putting knowledge into action with compassion

To make work creative and satisfying,
we must be willing to take responsibility for how we are using work in our lives.

Each of us needs to think through for ourselves
why we work
and whether we truly wish to bring our full energy and resolve to our work.

If we take seriously the opportunity it offers,
work can become a pathway to knowledge
rich in satisfaction and accomplishment.

If at the same time we cultivate a global vision,
putting knowledge into action with compassion and sincere conviction,
we can connect our work to the highest spiritual goals.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Mastering Successful Work

TTMTSAU – FBOASB

Compassion is taking responsibility to help others

[We can wish] to be a loving person with a compassionate heart –
the wish to help others, spontaneously, with no reservations.

Then we can sincerely say to ourselves,
“If there is any way I can learn
to increase my compassion or understanding of humanity,
then I wish to receive that teaching –
whatever it is, wherever it exists –
and take the responsibility to use that knowledge to help others.”

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Gesture of Balance

TTMTSAU – FBOASB

A humble and fearless attitude of openness and generosity

Without compassion,
thoughts and actions are based on
desire for egotistical or selfish gratification.

But genuine compassion,
which is the antidote to ego,
arises from a humble and fearless attitude
of openness and generosity.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Gesture of Balance

A compassionate heart

Compassion is a healthy psychological attitude, because
it does not involve expectations or demands.

Even if we are not able to accomplish very much on a physical level,
at least we can have the desire
to be a loving person with a compassionate heart –
the wish to help others, spontaneously, with no reservations.

This attitude automatically opens our hearts and develops our compassion.

Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche
Gesture of Balance

TTMTSAU – FBOASB