A Buddhas love ~ Thubten Choden

We ordinary beings see love as a limited commodity; it’s a fixed pie and we feel we only have a limited amount. “If I give some to you, I can’t give as much to others. And if I give it to everybody else, I can’t give it to you.” That kind of love has strings and conditions attached. It’s a narrow and limited understanding of what love means; it’s not the kind of love Tara has. A Buddhas love remains constant. It is shared with everyone, no matter how they treat that Buddha. Tara’s love and compassion do not depend upon whether other people like her or not, whether others praise her or not, whether they go along with her ideas or not.


Thubten Choden

from the book How to Free Your Mind: The Practice of Tara the Liberator