Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

The Tree of Compassion

Book coverAction without compassion is like planting a dead tree. It will never grow. But any action that contains compassion is planting a living tree that grows endlessly and never dies. Or even if the tree dies, it always leaves a seed behind, which will grow into another tree. That organic quality of compassion goes on and on and on.

From Mindfulness in Action by Chögyam Trungpa, page 55

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