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May All Beings Be Free From Suffering and the Cause of Suffering

Compassion photo Enver Rachmanov

In times of ongoing human tragedy, it can be challenging to maintain equanimity. In a recent Dharma talk, Anam Thubten presented a few phrases that may be useful to keep in mind for our own well-being and that of others.

The prayer, “May all beings be free from suffering and the cause of suffering”, is one such phrase that invites us to remember compassion.

“Compassion realizes that what is unfolding is the human condition and when we allow compassion to take over our consciousness, it knows what to do and reminds us that we all belong to one tribe.

Compassion:

  • Has no bias
  • Is limitless
  • Is not pessimistic
  • It teaches us how to act
  • Invites us to celebrate life
  • Reminds us to smile, to enjoy, to send prayers to others and to take actions

With a cry there should be laughter, with sorrow there should be joy.”

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