Short general talk on mahayana and compassion. Frankfurt, 1995


By James Low, Frankfurt, 21-01-1996.  Download the PDF file 
 

“To conclude my response to your question, if as a parent, you have in your mind a syllabus of how your children should be, or what you should be doing, then you’re trying to pull them into your system. But if you try to be open to them, you can actually have quite a degree of freshness.
 
Buddhism, in a sense, is more in the existential direction where it says wisdom and compassion meet together, but they have to meet in each point. These are not states, these are not places where you arrive and feel safe. These are the burdens—or pleasures—of being unprotected, ungrounded and just here.”