Soto Zen School
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Awakening the Heart of Gratitude and Compassion
Compassion is aroused when we realise we are one with all life. It runs deeper than just fellow-feeling and kindness towards others. It is what binds us into the very fabric of the world: the natural expression of our non-separateness.
When we are touched by the infinite compassion that is the foundation of all existence, the desire to help all beings arises naturally. Compassion is our fundamental nature though it is often overlaid by our self-centred desires, fears or indifference.