Friday, July 28, 2006

The importance of action

The Dalai Lama

Marilyn Bedford sent me the article in which I found this quote:

It is easier to meditate than to actually do something for others. I feel that merely to meditate on compassion is to take the passive option. Our meditation should form the basis for action, for seizing the opportunity to do something.

--His Holiness the Dalai Lama

If our meditation really is based on mindfulness and insight then we will be inspired to take action. Pseudo-meditation - that is, the so-called meditation that is really a form of escapism - is the kind that makes us passive.

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