Four Sublime Attitudes

In this collection of topics and teachings we are exploring the so-called four sublime attitudes. They are loving kindness (Metta), Compassion (Karuna), Empathetic Joy (Mudita) and Equanimity (Upekkha). These four trainings will certainly help you to build tremendous spiritual and wholesome power. Above all, this power will lift you towards greater attainments and depth on … Read more

Four Sublime Attitudes to Cultivate

There are four sublime attitudes that we can cultivate at any level in accordance with our skill. In this article I am not going into the various philosophical views that exist about them and I am also not going into any specific details concerning the traditional practices of the numerous Buddhist and Pre-Buddhist lineages. I … Read more

Compassion and Pity – The Differences

It is often said that compassion and pity are near-enemies. In this article I will explain why that is so and how to practice in order to give rise to authentic compassion. The benefits of compassion are manyfold, therefore it makes sense to develop it. So let’s have a look at the differences between compassion … Read more