Buddhist Acts of Compassion
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Buddhist Acts of Compassion

4.41 of 5 stars 4.41  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  3 reviews
"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
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 35)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Favorite quotes:
"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)

"I hate it. I don't know what to do"......more
Bryce Wilson
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.
M added it
May 04, 2014
Lucía added it
Aug 24, 2013
Anna marked it as to-read
Jul 11, 2013
Nina marked it as to-read
Jun 22, 2013
Ann marked it as to-read
Apr 15, 2013
Kris added it
Aug 10, 2011
Jen marked it as to-read
Jan 25, 2010
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
The Power of Compassion: Stories That Open the Heart, Heal the Soul, and Change the World Amazon Up Close On The Wings Of Angels Brazil Up Close: A Sensuous & Adventurous Guide Fielding's Brazil 1994

Share This Book