Mar 18

Kalu Rinpoche | We need to practice Compassion (Part 1)

Q: Do you have any advice about how to move with the compassionate action? Even when I have a strong feeling compassion, I still sometimes don’t know what to do with it.

A: You don’t need to project a compassion “in action”. If you have to, if you, if you find any sort of a sensation that “I need to! put my compassion! in action!” then that means that you didn’t have enough time to practice compassion itself. Because there is a difference between, there is a difference between compassion practicing and compassion in action.

What we need as a Buddhist practitioner, is we need to practice compassion, we need to visualize compassion, we need to visualize the sentient beings, we need to visualize the six realms, we need to visualize the Avalokiteshvara, we need to visualize all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, read their teachings, read their practice and reflect that compassion, the way they have done it, in their, throughout their lifetime. Like try to mimic that, try to see that as inspiration, as an example and try to move towards that direction. Maybe not big scale of the how, what, of what they have done, but try to go in that direction right?

So, but compassion in action is supposed to be happen naturally. If you have the sensation of an obligation “to be! compassionate” that means you still have a strong self-attachment, you know.


Kalu Rinpoche
FB Livestream – February 8, 2024 (55′ 57”)

To be continued …