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Cultivating Compassion: A Buddhist Prespective

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What compels some people to act compassionately without giving it a second thought, while for others it almost seems against their nature? And what will become of our society if compassion dwindles?

According to Buddhist thought, compassion is society, and esteemed Buddhist scholar-practitioner Jeffrey Hopkins knows that by learning to live from a more compassionate viewpo
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 9th 2002 by Broadway (first published 2001)
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Happyreader
Sep 08, 2008 Happyreader rated it it was amazing
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I feel more compassionate already. Imagine what will happen after actually meditating on everyone wanting happiness and the end of suffering. Yes, this topic is covered in a number of Buddhist books. Not only does cultivating compassion deserve to be revisited again and again, I liked how this book had a number of progressive meditations to strengthen this mindset. I especially enjoyed the chapter on compassion and emptiness, getting beyond the illusion of a solid state of constant being as a wa ...more
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Jul 06, 2013 Marsha Altman rated it really liked it
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Good book on meditating for compassion. I'm still a little unclear of how meditating on wanting people to be happy and not suffer actually influences the world in any way outside of you sitting there, but I guess it's a good start?
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Jun 26, 2008 Kelseyjjohnson rated it really liked it
I was lucky to have Jeffrey Hopkins as a professor. He changed the way I think.
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Jeffrey Hopkins, PhD, served for a decade as the interpreter for the Dalai Lama. A Buddhist scholar and the author of more than thirty-five books, he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program in Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West.
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