Recognize the pain and suffering of all life. But not
just merely recognize it, but own up to the
irresponsibilities, ignorance and faults of Humanity as
if they were ones own. I believe this will bring one
closer to the hearts of all living beings, rather all of
I believe it is with this pain comes the direct
perception of the sanctity of life present within every
atom, within every beating heart. This might be the only
way to truly cultivate Compassion, as I believe it can
never be genuine unless it is born from pain and sorrow.
Something about what Mahatma Gandhi states about
reducing himself to zero come to mind.
Its worth some deep thought. It just seems like there
is really nothing to give- truly
give- unless one has become identified Humanity
itself, or at least acts on its behalf.
This can be done by everyone, though its been said that
not everyone will partake. It is entirely practical to
the Occultist just as much as it is with honest and
caring person. One doesn't need to volunteer nor pay
charities, however, one must give the true give of
Thank you for these beautiful and sincere thoughts.
One might say that selflessness lies at the heart of the
spiritual path. It is one of the major themes of the
Gita. Personal desire stands in the way of a higher
life, we are told. Through careful and thoughtful
self-examination and meditation we must discover how it
holds us down and transcend it.