cultivating compassion in the field of non-belief

December 27, 2012

As long as we grasp the Three (Zen) Marks of Existence that everything (including our concepts) are incomplete, imperfect, and impermanent, the only logical response to this is charity, forgiveness, and humility.

If we want to be able to communicate at all, we have to BEGIN with the assumption that we: do NOT have the complete knowledge, do NOT have a flawless understanding of the little we do know, and do NOT have a permanent grasp on things we know.

If this is applied to how we treat others, an authentic ethic can very quickly emerge.

~ Stewart Lundy

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