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1/5 Flying on the Wings of Wisdom and Compassion

A bird needs two wings to fly.

Like the bird, we also benefit from using two wings…

the wings of “wisdom” and “compassion.”

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One wing can be represented by “wisdom”… the perspectives and deep insights  about the nature of  life, the universe,  people and their interactions.

The other wing can be represented by “compassion”…  a sense of love, kindness, acceptance and the  heartfelt wish for others to be free from unhappiness or suffering.

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The importance of developing both  “wisdom and compassion” is found in many philosophies and traditions including Buddhism.

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Wisdom, without compassion, might be aloof or dispassionate.

Compassion, without wisdom, might be overwhelming.

Together they enhance and balance each other. 

Wisdom and Compassion

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And so….

may we all develop the ability

to fly on our own two wings

of wisdom and compassion

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This post was added by Kathy…

2 responses

  1. I love this, two wings …wisdom and compassion
    I often reflect on the phrase compassion for ignorance to help me
    to deal with those with less wisdom or closed minded. I think
    animals have more sense because they are more in tune with the
    earth and their surroundings.

    Tom Brown~ The farther a man’s feet are from the earth the
    farther he is from his true nature. Go barefooted now and then.

    January 6, 2012 at 4:14 am

  2. Yes, I find it very difficult when people are less open and caring about a variety of others…. especially when they’re verbal about it…so hard.

    January 6, 2012 at 5:13 pm

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