Tag Archives: altruism

Opportunism Knocks

While skimming the news headlines of the day yesterday, the word “opportunists” popped into my mind. I then wondered how it came to be that we have so often allowed individuals who have demonstrated a conscious will to take advantage … Continue reading

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Thinking About Altruism

The old guru stressed one pithy statement nearly every time he ended Dharma talks to our small group of practitioners because he taught it as a core principle of life. “Buddhas and bodhisattvas {those who aspire towards Buddhahood} are very … Continue reading

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World Kindness Day 2014

One of the political commentators, this Autumn, coined the phrase, “Empathy Deficit Disorder”. (I wish I could have been the person who came up with that line.) Moments after I read the phrase, a wave of pity washed over my thoughts. How awful … Continue reading

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Helping

Jorge had collapsed from weakness in his legs and asked that I help him get off the floor.  I needed to think quickly about how to get him up without hurting him or myself. I crouched behind him, reached around … Continue reading

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