Tag Archives: compassion

Keeping nimble

Stretch, stretch –I will give you countless occasionsto stretch your compassion © Meisaan Chan

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To fight evil with evil

is to lose © Meisaan Chan

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A caution about others’ jealousy

Tend to them with compassion– for what holes they have! What holes! –and keep watch that you do not yourself fall in © Meisaan Chan

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Guarantee

The question is not, will you diefor that is a guarantee,question is, will you die with compassionfor that is certainly not © Meisaan Chan

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Setting the control (in scientific terms)

Treating an enemy with compassionhighlights where the problem lies © Meisaan Chan

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The importance of one drop

Compassion is easy when there are no obstacles to compassionThe more obstacles, the harder compassion is, and yet the more necessary –the desert knows this.Fertility is easy in a rain forest!But for the desert to be fertile,it knows the importance … Continue reading

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What the birds know

The rain slows, then stopsbirds start singingworld wet, needs music Clouds thick, then thinthen finally break. No matter:Birds do not need sun to sing © Meisaan Chan

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A middle of the night prayer

Calm, calm, gentle I appearsoftly I stroke your body nowlengthening muscles, breath slowing downI am for you, yes © Meisaan Chan

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Nothing surpasses me: A video meditation

I am the Lord, says the Lordnothing surpasses menot even your fearnot even your dead ends © Meisaan Chan

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Surprising challenge

It is hard for a clenched fistto be surprised © Meisaan Chan

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