sorry, I ment KOM said...
yes, too much brain eating perhaps!!....
Cybele, Bruce is quite up to any brain-eaters....he's
in his element..
hang in there yourself, you're doing fine too!
with compassion for all demented, half-eaten brains
the weary B-E
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- Hi, Rob -
In a message dated 10/24/03 10:50:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> The far enemy of karuna is cruelty. The near enemy of karuna is
> aversion (based on worldly events). When we see someone else who is
> in miserable circumstances, there tend to be moments of compassion
> when we wish to help to allay his suffering and there can also be
> moments of aversion about his suffering. Howard, if you would
> define "pity" as "aversion to another's suffering", then we are
> saying the same thing.
Yes, I understand pity as a kind of compassion defiled by both
aversion and a sense of separation from the object of that pity (and even, at times,
carrying an element of contempt) rather than loving identification.
/Thus is how ye shall see all this fleeting world: A star at dawn, a bubble
in a stream, a flash of lightning in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp, a
phantom, and a dream./ (From the Diamond Sutra)
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