“Offerings” by Jack Kornfeld

Offerings by Jack Kornfeld, a Vipassana teacher in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition:

Compassion is the

heart’s response to sorrow:

We share in the beauty of life

and in the ocean of tears.

 

The sorrow of life is part of

each of our hearts

and part of what connects us

with one another.

 

It brings with it tenderness, mercy,

and an all-embracing kindness

that can touch every being.

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