Ricard: Loving Kindness, altruism

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Altruistic love—also called loving-kindness—is the wish that others be happy and that they find the true causes of happiness.
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Compassion is defined as the desire to put an end to the suffering of others and the causes of that suffering.
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These are not merely noble sentiments; they are feelings that are fundamentally in tune with reality.
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All beings want to avoid suffering just as much as we do.
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Moreover, since we are all interdependent, our own happiness and unhappiness are intimately bound up with the happiness and unhappiness of others.
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Cultivating love and compassion is a win-win situation.
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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on February 2, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Beautiful.

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