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    AoT, dackmont

    this is a bit atray here.  Buddhist philosophy is a fairly subtle thing I've found, with a number of concepts that are easily conflated.  FOr example, "suffering" has a particular technical definition that is distinct from mere unpleasantness or pain.  THose are constant.  First, not all desire is selfish, in the sense of desiring well being for others is not selfish.  Now, one can be compassionate without being attached to the desire or intention. The origin of suffering is the attachment, not that impulse or intention.  Desires and feelings are constant.  Question is, how to you relate to that?

    Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion

    by Mindful Nature on Thu May 02, 2013 at 07:02:21 PM PDT

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