The deep and vast freedom of the dharma. 2017

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…At first compassion arises as an aspiration: “May all beings be happy.” Then it becomes the heart and motive of our practice as we develop bodhicitta and hold all beings in mind. Later, compassion arises effortlessly, as compassion free of reification, compassion that effortlessly helps all beings in the manner of a dream. We now have the freedom to become whatever is required by others, however they are. We are not operating from a template; we are not trying to be good and helpful according to some rules or principles…
 
…Freedom in buddhism is the freedom to be a buddha, to awaken to who we truly are, and so to free others to find their own intrinsic freedom…