Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Resource of the day
Masterpiece: Compassion is biased
The compassion we feel normally is biased and mixed with attachment. Genuine compassion flows towards all living beings, particularly your enemies. If I try to develop compassion towards my enemy, it may not benefit him directly, he may not even be aware of it. But it will immediately benefit me by calming my mind. On the other hand, if I dwell on how awful everything is, I immediately lose my peace of mind.
I never really thought about compassion being biased, and actually it is not compassion that is biased, but us (people) that are biased. We are biased towards who we are compassionate to!