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Is there compassion for the self? Go deep. Is compassion the end of self?

With Christopher Titmuss recorded on May 23, 2021.

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The Dharma flies with two wings – compassion and wisdom. Compassion emerges from a liberated wisdom. That happens when constructs in the mind lose their significance. The emptiness of self and the emptiness of dependency on feeling tones take priority. This talk also explores the contraction of compassion into self interest. The liberation of compassion reveals the dissolution of ‘I’ and ‘my.’ Today’s teaching offers a reminder of the meaning of ‘acting out of compassion’.

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