Cultivating Compassion Meditation

As explored in my earlier article, Cultivating Compassion is seen as embodying a divine quality that brings us closer to our true selves in God. Wisdom - seeing others and all of life through the eyes of God - guides us into such compassion. And through cultivating wisdom and compassion we can become a conduit opening up the flow of divine compassion in the universe, embodying the mystical understanding of the interconnectedness of all being. The international Charter for Compassion was launched in 2008 by the Christian author and commentator on comparative religions Karen Armstrong: 'The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us

Cultivating Compassion

​Most spiritual paths teach that we come close to God when we 'walk in God's ways' - that is when we embody the divine quality of compassion. In the midrash below, from Jewish mysticism, the attributes of divine mercy revealed to Moses at Mount Sinai form the template for the practice of compassion: ''Walking in all His ways'': (Deut 11:22). What are the ways of the Holy One? ''A God compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in kindness and faithfulness, extending kindness to the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin'' (Ex. 34:6). This means that just as God is gracious and compassionate, you too must be gracious and compassionate. Just as God gives freely to all, yo

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