By tending to your own renunciation, you may become dispassionate (which is a way to deal with your own suffering), but by cultivating compassion, you can create the balance needed in dealing with others. Renunciation and equanimity is how you deal with your own suffering. Meanwhile, compassion is how you deal with others' suffering.
In fact I would say, in ...
Love is a one sided affair... compassion is a one sided affair... you love no matter whether you get love in return or not... you show compassion no matter whether you get compassion in return or not .... why so? because you believe in the truth this is suffering... everyone is going to suffer... why show cruelty towards those who are bound to suffer...???
there is no compassion without truth
when the truth is not beneficial for another person, what is practised in 'equanimity' rather than 'compassion'
how can something be 'altruistic' if it is not the truth?
Not just complete enlightenment. The Buddha taught that even the fruit of stream entry (the first stage of enlightenment, incomplete) exceeds sole dominion over the Earth and lordship over all worlds.
From Dhammapada 178:
Sole dominion over the earth,
going to heaven,
lordship over all worlds:
the fruit of stream-entry
The commentary for this ...
Well the traditional story is that the Buddha was born as a Prince -- and became dissatisfied and left after meeting the "divine messengers" (devaduta).
There are three (sickness, old age, and death) in the introduction to the Jhakata, five in the Devaduta sutta:
The five divine messengers to whom King Yama
draws the culprit’s attention are a baby ...
I've read that when, indeed, bhikkhus, evil unskillful thoughts due to reflection on an adventitious object are eliminated, when they disappear, and the mind stands firm, settles down, becomes unified and concentrated just within, through his reflection on an object connected with skill, through his pondering on the disadvantages of unskillful thoughts, his ...
Without thinking, spontaneously, and according to the needs of sentient beings.
Sharf explains ganying resonance as the mechanism through which
categorically related but spatially distant phenomena interact, as a
mode of seemingly spontaneous response (although not in the sense of
"uncaused") natural in a holistic universe of pattern and
The issue is attachment, not desire.
Whenever one takes an action the world — be it as basic as deciding to eat food or go to sleep, or as refined as choosing to teach dharma for the benefit of others — that action arises from desire. Hunger, tiredness, compassion... all of these are organic experiences that well up in us and motivate us to take action in ...
Does it mean that a stream-enterer will become an Arahant within his/her next seven existences even without any effort?
why would someone put an extra effort to become an Arahant after becoming a stream-enterer?
Because being a stream-enterer still sucks, even compared to being a once returner. A stream enterer hasn't learned how to stop making an ...