Reflection for today…Compassion Is The Key To Enlightenment -Buddha

15 Dec

“For those of you who want to attain enlightenment,

do not study many teachings.

Only study one.

What is it?

It is great compassion.

Whoever has great compassion has all Buddha’s qualities in his hand.”

-Buddha

Photo Courtesy of: http://www.tibetanecology.org/Tibetan-Tent_files/tibetan_contemporary_art_mantras.html
Compassion Mantra: Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum
Art by: Artist: Tsultrim Gyatso
“All the teachings of Buddha are contained within the six letters, also it is the embodiment of the compassion Buddha Avalokiteshvara. Tibetans believe that praying or chanting the mantra will increase your compassion and make closer your connection to the Buddha Avalokiteshvara eventually achieving Buddhahood.”

Photo Courtesy of: http://www.wiseattention.org/blog/2012/04/01/palden-gyatso/
This photo accompanies a sobering and inspiring articled entitled,
‘Compassion for My Torturer’: A Meeting With Palden Gyatso.”
Written by: Vishvapani on http://www.wiseattention.org/
“Tibetan Buddhist monk, Palden Gyatso, spent 33 years imprisoned by the Chinese and drew deep on his Buddhist practice to survive his brutal treatment. He escaped to the West to tell his story and I met him in London to discuss his experiences his searing memoir, Fire Under the Snow.”

Angelina Jolie Photographed by: PER-ANDERS PETTERSSON
The caption on his website:
Darfur Refugees
“Angelina Jolie, the Oscar winning actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, holds a mentally disturbed boy, as he is tied with a rope in a camp in Oure Cassoni, Chad, 2007.
Angelina Jolie met the 7 year-old boy while spending two days visiting Oure Cassoni, a refugee camp close to the Sudan border.
Almost 27,000 refugees lives there and it was opened in 2004.”
“I also spent time with SOS Children’s villages staff, and we visited a 7-year-old boy that was held with a rope to a pole by his family.
This to keep him from wandering away, they said.
According to SOS, the boy saw his village bombed when he was 3- years old.
He hid alone in the bush for 2 days before his family found him and they all fled across the border.
SOS Children’s villages launched an emergency relief program for refugees from Darfur in 2006.
They focus on providing psychosocial care for traumatized children and their parents.
They presently care for about 230 children and adults.
Many have been living in the camp since 2004.
Many children experience symptoms such as nightmares, bedwetting and behavioral problems.
These children are often in a state of anxiety and they often have hallucinations. The children attend group therapy sessions where they play, sing and paint.
They work closely together with UNHCR and International Rescue Committee in the camp.”

Angelina Jolie: Humanitarian, Social Activist & Beautiful Soul

Audrey Hepburn: Humanitarian, Social Activist & Beautiful Soul

Peace & Namaste Friends…

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28 Responses to “Reflection for today…Compassion Is The Key To Enlightenment -Buddha”

  1. Jas Baku December 16, 2012 at 10:03 AM #

    Beautiful post, thank you. We truly can transform this world with a compassionate mind.

    • MYSOULSONICE January 1, 2013 at 11:05 AM #

      Jas Baku…
      Hello Friend.

      Thank you so much for reading and for your powerful comment.
      Compassion is the reason for my life.

      I believe that we are all at the mercy of others’ compassion.
      We are also able to give the gift of compassion to others.

      I agree that the world can be transformed with a compassionate mind.
      First we must start with ourselves.

      Peace & Namaste…

      • Jas Baku January 1, 2013 at 5:36 PM #

        Ahh yes, compassion for ourselves. That’s the difficult one, isn’t it.

      • MYSOULSONICE January 1, 2013 at 11:59 PM #

        I don’t know why compassion for ourselves is so difficult.
        Possible blog post topic? 😉

      • Jas Baku January 2, 2013 at 8:32 PM #

        Defo, if you’re confident in that one, go for it. i could do with learning more!
        * (Could you let me know when it’s posted? I’m not best at opening mail, checking feeds or meditating on compassion for myself.)

      • MYSOULSONICE January 9, 2013 at 1:36 AM #

        Jas Baku…
        I just posted a Pema Chodron quote on compassion.

        Love & Light…

      • Jas Baku January 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM #

        Thanks sweetie!
        Another beautiful post, from you 🙂

      • A Table in the Sun February 3, 2013 at 9:05 AM #

        I totally agree. So many “religions” have lost their way. They spend all of their time “teaching” their flock, instead of DOING what is more important, showing compassion and love to those around us. Thank you for this post.

      • MYSOULSONICE February 5, 2013 at 2:20 AM #

        A Table in the Sun…
        Thank you so much for your poignant comment.++
        I completely agree with you.
        Many religions have lost their way.
        This is why I am a spiritual person instead of a religious person.
        When I say I am a Buddhist, I mean that I try my very best to incorporate the Buddha’s teachings into my life.
        I try to use my compassion as my compass.

        Hopefully I can do more posts about compassion in the future.
        Thank you so much for reading and commenting 😉

        Peace & Namaste…

  2. royjackson694 December 17, 2012 at 3:02 AM #

    Reblogged this on RoysBlog.

    • MYSOULSONICE January 1, 2013 at 10:44 AM #

      Thank you so much for reading and re-blogging.
      I am most grateful.

      Buddha is such a powerful teacher, philosopher and healer.
      Peace & Namaste…

  3. Rufina February 2, 2013 at 4:20 AM #

    Reblogged this on Being Rufina and commented:
    May we all be compassionate and help to spread peace and compassion to our fellow human Beings…xo Rufina

    • MYSOULSONICE February 5, 2013 at 5:26 AM #

      Rufina…
      Thank you so much for reading, commenting and re-blogging.
      I am humbled 😉

      We definitely need more compassion in the world.
      Compassion is the road towards peace.

      Peace & Namaste…

  4. Anyes - Far Away in the Sunshine February 2, 2013 at 4:27 PM #

    Beautiful post 🙂

    Much food for thought, I came over from Rufina’s

    • MYSOULSONICE February 5, 2013 at 2:28 AM #

      Anyes – Far Away in the Sunshine…

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting 😉

      Compassion is something that I always meditate about.

      Peace & Namaste…

      • Anyes - Far Away in the Sunshine February 5, 2013 at 5:57 AM #

        I have never been able to meditate :/

      • MYSOULSONICE February 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM #

        Anyes – Far Away in the Sunshine…
        When I say meditate I mean contemplate 😉

        I have not yet been able to successfully meditate- yet.
        Hopefully I will learn because I am so intrigued by the possibilities of it.

        Peace & Love…

      • Anyes - Far Away in the Sunshine February 5, 2013 at 10:54 PM #

        I feel the same, taking photographs brings me to a contemplative state still I have yet to experience anything closely remote to meditation :/

  5. Julianne Victoria February 4, 2013 at 10:32 AM #

    Beautiful! Om Mani Padme Hum

    • MYSOULSONICE February 5, 2013 at 2:22 AM #

      Julianne Victoria…
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

      I also believe that compassion is the most beautiful virtue and the greatest gift you can offer another human being 😉

      Peace & Namaste…

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