Lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic/appreciative joy and equanimity. We weave a tapestry of clear, caring, balanced and appropriate responsivity through our practice. This growing and maturing tapestry made up of these perfectly natural capacities of heart weave into the whole of our life and into all of our relationships.
Reading the Cowherd Sutta illustrates how we need the sangha as a refuge and the practice of metta--as well as right effort, renunciation, right intention, equanimity and compassion--in order for us to come to safety.
This talk was given on Thanksgiving expressing gratitude for the human
heart's capacity for love and understanding. The preciousness of a
human life lies in the potential of our hearts to be transformed. How
can we forgive our lives so that we'll have a completely loving heart?