Daily Wisdom / Zen

Compassion Over Politics

Book coverInsofar as Buddhist practitioners grasp reality as a We-relation, they are unshakeable in the experience of the Other as themselves. Thus, in the social and political world of Samsara, there can be but a single proper response to all sentient beings, regardless of their political affiliations or views: compassion and loving-kindness (metta).

From Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice by Charles Johnson, page 38

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