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"My religion is compassion," the Dalai Lama has said. Indeed, the vow to be of benefit to others lies at the heart of Buddhist practice. This book collects dozens of profound and moving stories of true compassion. From the Buddhist monk who offered his body to starving animals, to modern Western practitioners who use Buddhist principles for healing and social reform, these ...more
Paperback, 193 pages
Published November 12th 2000 by Conari Press
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"Why were they doing that?... How could they waste their precious human existence?...This life that is so short, so tenuous, so precious, so valuable, so necessary, a life not to be squandered but to be used impeccably and usefully for the benefit and welfare of all-a life to be used to think about the future in the next life, not just to lounge around all day in the hot sun like a sleeping lizard!...I just wasnted to go wake them up!" (87)

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A collection of anecdotes about the power of compassion in real life. It would be tempting to write this collection off as "Chicken Soup For The Buddhist Soul" but there is simply no way to disregard how touching it can be to see the effect that good can have in the world.
A collection of very short true stories of compassion in the Buddhist tradition. Something great to pick up if you're looking for a mood lifter. I actually enjoyed the submissions by the book's editor (Pamela Bloom) the most.
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