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Training in Love and Compassion: Looking from Different Perspectives


Phakchok Rinpoche here explains that we train in developing love and compassion through a series of exercises. The first is beginning to look with different perspectives. We use our imagination to develop different perspectives. We imagine ourselves as the object of others’ criticism or praise. We often only consider our own perspective. But if we mentally practice with situations where we examine alternative ways of looking at a situation, our minds open up. If you wish to punch someone, imagine yourself being punched. If you want to help someone, imagine someone helping you. How do we feel in these different situations? Take time to really examine and explore your own reactions. Can you feel more space and less reactivity?

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