compassion

A Quote by Albert Schweitzer on compassion and peace

Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. 

Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by unknown on ghana, praise poem, journeying, wisdom, and compassion

Journeying god, pitch your tent with mine so that I may not become deterred by hardship, strangeness, doubt. Show me the movement I must make toward a wealth not dependent on possessions, toward a wisdom not based on books, toward a strength not bolstered by might, toward a god not confined to heaven. Help me to find myself as I walk in other's shoes.

unknown

Source: --A Praise Poem of Ghana

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A Quote by jack Kornfield on anger, letting go, self-acceptance, compassion, and zen

In deep self-acceptance grows a compassionate understanding. As one Zen master said when I asked if he ever gets angry, 'Of course I get angry, but then a few minutes later I say to myself, 'What's the use of this,' and I let it go.'

Jack Kornfield

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A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on love, compassion, and understanding

The essence of love and compassion is understanding, the ability to recognize the physical, material, and psychological suffering of others, to put ourselves "inside the skin" of the other.  We "go inside" their body, feelings, and mental formations, and witness for ourselves their suffering.  Shallow observation as an outsider is not enough to see their suffering.  We must become one with the subject of our observation.  When we are in contact with another's suffering, a feeling of compassion is born in us. Compassion means, literally, "to suffer with."

Thich Nhat Hanh

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A Quote by Gerald Epstein on pain, suffering, help, and compassion

Pain is a message asking for our help.

Gerald Epstein

Source: Kabbalah for Inner Peace, Pages: 72

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A Quote by Monica Diaz on otheresteem, value, compassion, and greatness

Otheresteem is--quite simply--a word to describe the view you have of another person. Even more, the feeling that view brings out in you. The value you can find in that person. Otheresteem is high when you like what you see in the other, both in the present and the imaginable future. You find that person to be capable of improvement, worthy of it.

Monica Diaz

Source: Otheresteem: Regaining the Power to Value Others

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A Quote by Monica Diaz on compassion, self, other, relatoinships, value, and worth

There is a space between self and other where the boundaries melt. Where being myself means being attuned to others. Where being in sync with those around me means finding my self of worth.

Monica Diaz

Source: Otheresteem: Regaining the Power to Value Others

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Father Arseny on god, christianity, spirituality, awareness, forgiveness, healing, love, and compassion

Remember and have no doubt!  The God who can punish us for our sins is also capable in His limitless mercy of absolving us from our sins.  There is no heavy sin or curse that cannot be redeemed by deeds and prayer.

 

Arseny

Source: Daily Lives Miracles and Wisdom of the Saints and Fasting Calendar

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A Quote by Marc Ian Barasch on spirituality, love, heart, life, spiritual, living, and compassion

For at the center of all spiritual traditions is the beacon of a truly radical proposal: Open your heart to everybody. Everybody.

Marc Barasch

Source: The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness

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A Quote by Marc Ian Barasch on kindess, compassion, goodness, life, love, and nelson mandela

Nelson Mandela once remarked that he befriended his jailers, those grim, khaki-clad overseers of his decades of hard labor in a limestone quarry, by "exploiting their good qualities." Asked if he believed all people were kind at their core, he responded, "There is no doubt whatsoever, provided you are able to arouse their inherent goodness." If that sounds like wishful thinking, well, he actually did it.

Marc Barasch

Source: The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness

Contributed by: Siona

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