Compassion: Separating the Mental Affliction from the Person

14 May 2010

Alan gives an introduction on what we actually meditate on when “meditating on the 4I.” That is to say, the object of the meditations is always sentient beings. In today’s powerful practice, we work on separating the person from the mental affliction, which goes hand in hand with eliminating our sense of contempt towards the person (even if the acts themselves are truly deplorable). Alan mentioned it was one of the more turbulent practices, because the above can be challenging! This practice is designed to overcome that delusion.

Afterwards we had a great question from Noah, our resident asker of juicy questions, about information. It will be up this Sunday along with a great explanation on the Four Immeasurables which is long overdue!

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