About Compassion

Compassion is the heartfelt desire to alleviate the suffering of others. Rooted in empathy, it drives individuals to take action and offer support to those in need. It fosters connection and kindness, promoting greater well-being and understanding in communities and society as a whole.
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Kuījī, also known as Ji, an exponent of Yogācāra, was a Chinese monk and a prominent disciple of Xuanzang. His posthumous name was Cí'ēn dàshī, The Great Teacher of Cien Monastery, after the Daci'en Temple or Great Monastery of Compassionate Grace, which was located in Chang'an, the main capital of the Tang Dynasty. The Giant Wild Goose Pagoda was built in Daci'en Temple in 652. According to biographies, he was sent to the imperial translation bureau headed by Xuanzang, from whom he later would learn Sanskrit, Abhidharma, and Yogācāra.

The nature of reality, consciousness and compassion

Imagine you're in a room filled with , each reflecting a slightly different version of yourself. As you look around, it's challenging to determine which reflection is the real "you". Are you the image closest to the mirror's surface, or is the true "you" hidden within the depths of the glass? This intriguing scenario mirrors a fundamental philosophical question that has puzzled scholars and thinkers for centuries: the nature of reality and . The 's .

108 Verses Praising Great Compassion By Lama Lobsang Tayang

This translation of 108 Verses Praising is of the renowned Lobsang Tayang's . He was a highly esteemed interpreter of the Gelugpa tradition, and his writings cover a wide range of literature, , logic and . About Lama Lobsang Tayang was born in 1867 in the Gobi desert, was renowned for his vast of . He was compared to the Indian pandit Ashvagosha, author of the “50 Verses .
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Explaining God of Compassion Avalokitesvara

Avalokitesvara is a who uses to embodies the of all . He is one of the more widely revered who helps in mainstream . In and its sphere of cultural influence, Avalokitesvara is often depicted in an also female form known as Guan Yin. The Viability of Avalokitesvara In this portion, we are going to learn about the viability of Avalokitesvara, after the short description of the word Avalokitesvara itself Avalokitesvara is .
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108 names of Avalokiteshvara for Love, Kindness, and Compassion

is said to embody , , and for all beings. It is believed that Avalokiteshvara as vowing to never rest until he had freed all sentient beings from . of Avalokiteshvara "" 108 Manifestation of Avalokiteshvara Mojaghanjabala Lokeshvara Pupala Lokeshvara Unnauti Lokeshvara Vrsnacana Lokeshvara Brahmadanda Lokeshvara Acata Lokeshvara Mahavajrasattva Lokeshvara Visvahana Lokeshvara Sakyabuddha Lokeshvara Santasi Lokeshvara Yamadanda Lokeshvara Vajrosnisa Lokeshvara Vajrahuntika Lokeshvara Jnanadhatu Lokeshvara Karandavyuha Lokeshvara Sarvanivaranaviskambhi Lokeshvara Sarvasokatamonirghata Lokeshvara Pratibhanakakuta Lokeshvara Amrtaprabha Lokeshvara Jaliniprabha Lokeshvara  .
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The Art of cultivating stillness

In Asian and movement practices, stillness is not just the absence of movement, it is seen as a powerful presence that infuses movement with depth and significance. An integral part of the movement It is truly captivating when , Noh actor, bugaku dancers or Balinese dancers pause in their performances because the stillness they exhibit is an integral part of the movement itself. This can be observed in Japanese Noh actors and Sufi dervishes .

Cultivating inner enlightenment potential through the Tathāgatagarbha

Within the realm of , the of the are not confined to esoteric doctrines and spiritual ideals but are, in fact, deeply rooted in profound insights into the nature of existence and the human condition. One such exploration is found in the and the teachings from the book ", , and " derived from it. This book stands as the third volume in The Library of and .
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The Dalai Lama’s views on the Madhyamaka

This article is about the 's on the The  also referred as "". It is based on the belief that all things are interconnected and interdependent, and that therefore no one thing can be considered in isolation. The Dalai 's views on the "Middle Way" This article discusses the Dalai Lama's views on the Middle Way Approach, a which advocates for a balanced and moderate approach to life. While addressing the congregation at the .
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The Tantric Phurba – A protective ritual dagger

The is a dagger used in practices. It is used to protect against negative energies and to promote positive change. The phurba is not to be used for or harm, and should only be used for ritual purposes. It is a powerful for protection and should be used with care and respect. Origin of Phurba in The renowned , who was initiated by the Indian sage Prabhahastin, is said .
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The Mahamudra Practice – Unveiling the True Nature of the Mind

is a form of that emphasizes the nature of . In Mahamudra, practitioners aim to see the true nature of their minds, which is said to be empty and open. Origin of the Mahamudra Practice The main text of Mahamudra is "The Root Text of the " by the Indian  (not to be confused with the earlier philosopher). The actual practice and lineage of mahāmudrā can be traced back to wandering  or great .