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11th-Apr-2006 12:54 pm
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On one hand, I've been reading and getting a lot of benefit from The Depression Book : Depression as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth, by Cheri Huber, which is written from a Buddhist perspective and so places a lot of emphasis on the importance of cultivating compassion for all (especially for oneself, which is difficult for people struggling with depression).

On the other hand, there are a lot of people I just want to SMACK for being stupid.

I think I have a ways to go on this compassion thing.
11th-Apr-2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
That book sounds interesting

I think I have a ways to go on this compassion thing.

I've just been reading the Dalai Lama on compassion and thinking the same thing.
12th-Apr-2006 04:57 am (UTC)
Excess in anything is usually considered bad. Blasphemy though it might be, perhaps moderation is better than excess in terms of compassion? (not trying for the obvious depressed viewpoint, more for the "oy, you stupid git!" one directed towards others).

*sigh* You'll find me under the bodhi tree. The one with no leaves. Which might actually be an oak, or an elm...
13th-Apr-2006 01:17 am (UTC)
That assumes the people in question don't actually need a SMACK for being stupid, if only to catch their attention...
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