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Tag: karuna

Karuna ~ Compassion

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~ His Holiness, the Dalai Lama The second brahma-vihara is called Karuna, compassion for all beings. When confronted with anger, jealousy, arrogance, etc that we shun or judge…

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Brahma-Vihara

Lately I’ve been exploring the concept of brahma-vihara. Collectively, brahma-vihara are four states of mind often referred to as the “four immeasurables” or the “four perfect virtues”. Brahma here is translated as ‘divine’ or ‘noble’ and vihara as ‘abiding’ or ‘living’. One who practices…