Action without compassion is like planting a dead tree. It will never grow. But any action that contains compassion is planting a living tree that grows endlessly and never dies. Or even if the tree dies, it always leaves a seed behind, which will grow into another tree. That organic quality of compassion goes on and on and on.
from the book Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness
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Further quotes from the book Mindfulness in Action:
- The expression of total insult
- Discovering alertness
- Impermanence is beauty
- There is no ideal state of meditation
- Looking at your own eyes
- The Meditative Aspect of Situations is There Already