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by treasuretheday
Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 63
Views: 5843

Re: Compassion

I wondered how the likes of the Dalai Lama handle grief, and was relieved to hear how much he suffered and how this made him more compassionate for the suffering of others - maybe 'suffering' is the wrong word because of its connotations in this arena - pain may be more fitting. Interesting Jen, bu...
by treasuretheday
Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 63
Views: 5843

Re: Compassion

In the same way I think the practice of compassion, especially in those tough moments like treasure describes, can help bring about the day when compassion is effortless in the moment. I quite agree with this idea of "practice" as a verb, as preparing. But your post made me realize further that I r...
by treasuretheday
Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 63
Views: 5843

Re: Compassion

Nice of you to say, Kathleen. I thank you for your Fragrant Thinking! Jen...I appreciate you elaborating further on your comments, and thanks for wafting some Fragrant Thoughts around here too! Hmm...Jasmine and Rose and Honeysuckle and Lilac! As you say so well...and no other word seems to say it q...
by treasuretheday
Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 63
Views: 5843

Re: Compassion

I've really enjoyed your posts treasure. I feel like you and I are on the same page about compassion in many ways, particularly that it is a valuable daily practice. Thanks, Kathleen. Yes, I certainly view the cultivation of compassion as a valuable spiritual practice! The alternatives --- apathy, ...
by treasuretheday
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 63
Views: 5843

Re: Compassion

If I was walking past a disadvantaged women, man, child in the street (like the depiction below), I would definitely feel compassion towards them Yes. I get that. I think most people would feel and act with compassion toward "disadvantaged" or "vulnerable" people who are victims of a crime, a storm...
by treasuretheday
Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compassion
Replies: 63
Views: 5843

Re: Compassion

Seems to me that compassion is the intention to think and to act as if we are no more entitled to get what we want than anyone else is. This intent is based on the understanding that everyone wants about the same things for the same reasons. The further we realize this, the more arbitrary judgements...
by treasuretheday
Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keymaster Video thread
Replies: 12
Views: 1378

Re: True Happiness/Loneliness

Interesting, KeyMaster and Ralph! Yes, seems it is easier to speak about sadness and pain. Happiness, we can't pin down so readily; can't really put a finger on. As the poet observes, it "floats!" Happiness doesn't require anything. What happens when you are happy is you --- a lightness and liberty ...
by treasuretheday
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Francis Bennett on Life in Form
Replies: 23
Views: 2195

Re: Francis Bennett on Life in Form

How precious that you recognize and value the wisdom of the heart as well as the intellectual gifts of the mind, Sighclone! It is very generous and kind of you to take the time to write to Sandy and I. I must say I am honored to be spoken of in the same paragraph as her! She has been a wonderful ble...
by treasuretheday
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Love?
Replies: 111
Views: 10298

Re: What is Love?

hope it didn't offend you, No, not offended, just confused!!! And I am only adding to the confusion. The more I say the muddier the waters get. Actually, I really love Webwanderer's reply on page 1! Simple. Deceptively simple...so look carefully. What he offered was clean, clear and sparkling... li...
by treasuretheday
Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Love?
Replies: 111
Views: 10298

Re: What is Love?

"For me, it feels like faith..." is not cutting it. In order to know real love, you need another concept called faith ^_^? Sorry I didn't make the cut! And yes, I need "concepts" in order to write and speak. Others may "hear" something different, but for me, the word faith evokes receptivity, openn...
by treasuretheday
Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Love?
Replies: 111
Views: 10298

Re: What is Love?

I would guess the only way to know this Love is to be stripped of the mortal shell... I have been stripped of all intellectual veneers and the worldly vestures have been ripped away. Someday, Peas and Tomgh, if you are among the fortunate few, you will be stripped bare too. It's not easy, but it is...
by treasuretheday
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Recommended Links
Topic: Poetry: The language of the Divine
Replies: 61
Views: 52809

Re: Poetry: The language of the Divine

So glad you enjoyed "Kindness," Sandy! Thanks for your lovely comment. .............................. Love being itself. Czeslaw Milosz urges: Be the presence of love wherever we go. Be in the world in a way that offers respect and reverence. Behold "the glow of ripeness." Love Love means to learn t...
by treasuretheday
Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: Spiritual Teachers
Topic: Quotes from anyone
Replies: 32
Views: 14254

Re: Quotes from anyone

We must be willing to let go
of the life we have planned
so as to have the life
that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
by treasuretheday
Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Love?
Replies: 111
Views: 10298

Re: What is Love?

Thank you, Kathleen! Sandy, xoxoxo! Tomgh wrote: How can a person be sure he/she hasn't identified with a belief or a mental concept of love. How is 'I am love' different from 'I identify myself with love'. For me, it feels like faith . Not belief, which might cling and grasp and hold on tight, but ...
by treasuretheday
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Francis Bennett on Life in Form
Replies: 23
Views: 2195

Re: Francis Bennett on Life in Form

First of all, I am a big Francis Bennett fan, and one of his friends on FB, so it's fun to see him 'over here' too! Seems to me Life teachings come through this world of experience, how else would Life be Life? ... the story had no power over the Heart, over who we are . That's when freedom comes. N...