Compassionate action emerges from the sense of openness, connectedness, and discernment you have created.
When I first was exposed to Buddhism in the mid-1960s, I said it was so practical and utterly pragmatic. That’s what attracted me to Buddhism.
Compassion has enemies, and those enemies are things like pity, moral outrage, fear.
My work has been in the field of engaged Buddhism. That is my own practice, which began in 1965 that formed the base for the work I was doing in the civil rights and anti-war movement.