Use circumstantial suffering as an impetus to address existential plight

Suppose we are in an ocean. We might be floating on a raft that may be jeopardized by small waves. Or we might be on a cruise ship…

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Knowledge expands the avenues available for us to address those problems

Suppose someone is coughing. If they have no medical knowledge, they might just try to suppress their cough, which might…

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To help the distressed, address both their distress’ immediate cause and remote cause
Mar26

To help the distressed, address both their distress’ immediate cause and remote cause

Suppose a doctor encounters a patient suffering from alcoholism and condemns that patient, “You are a wretched drinker;…

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When dealing with the distressed, focus not on their karma; focus on your dharma
Mar25

When dealing with the distressed, focus not on their karma; focus on your dharma

Suppose a newborn baby is crying. Should the mother neglect the baby by thinking, “She is in pain because of her own past…

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Focusing only on suffering’s immediate cause makes us short-sighted, focusing only on suffering’s remote cause makes us hard-hearted
Mar24

Focusing only on suffering’s immediate cause makes us short-sighted, focusing only on suffering’s remote cause makes us hard-hearted

Suppose someone falls sick because of being infected by a virus. While the virus is the immediate cause of their suffering,…

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