domingo, 24 de abril de 2016


a. What do you make of the video brought to class by Martu?

b. How does one become a more compassionate person?

c. Some Buddhist traditions believe that the goal in life is to be happy and that the path to happiness is to make others happy. What do you think?

d. What serendipitious acts of kindness do you recall?

e. Are caring and compassion related to age? Are they related to maturity? Can a child show caring and compassion?Please explain

f. Has there been a time when you have shown caring and compassion to another person? Please describe the situation and how it affected both you and the other person.

g.What does this say to you about compassion? :

g. What does this say to you about compassion?

3 comentarios:

  1. Bearing in mind we human beings tend to be egoistic, selfish and self-seeking, I personally conjecture sheer compassion begins in the moment we start paying attention to those surrounding us.
    What's more, I partially quarrel with Buddhist over their traditions. I avow our ultimate goal in life is to be genuinely happy! Be that as it may, I reckon the path leading to happiness is far from being making others feel this way. In lieu of that, I do mantain bliss and felicity start from within ourselves.
    Furthermore, I gather both caring and compassion are neither related nor associated with age or maturity. A child showing sympathy and tender-heartedness? Beyond the shadow of a doubt! I came to realize this by being fully aware of my younger sister's reaction whenever we run into down-and-outs in the street. I mean, she's the one who solicits money from my mum. Albeit this might sound quite rare and unusual, it's a fact and each time the little girl leaves me spechless and nonplussed, taken aback by her reaction!
    Taking into consideration it's all about paying close attention to those who're around us, I can claim I've personally shown caring and compassion to another person. Living next to a well-known supermarket, I often encounter homeless people at the main entrance. Thus, I've grown accustomed to buying a packet of biscuits and a carton of juice for them! Likewise, whenever I'm in a public transport, I tend to offer my seat either to disabled or elderly people. My last example for this question is something which happened to me a few days ago: I was surrounded by the hectic pace of the hustle and bustle of downtown life, about to cross Corrientes Avenue. It wasn't until the traffic light turned red that I became aware of a blind decrepit old woman who needed some help to cross the street. To put it in a nutshell, if it hadn't been for my assistance, she wouldn't have been able to reach the other side in due time.
    Ultimately, Dalai Lama's quote gives a powerful message regarding compassion: we must strive to fully comprehend not everyone will follow our same path. As a matter of fact, is there's a right, single and unique road to the much sought-after wellbeing? Certainly not.

    1. Certainly, Agus, you´ve given us plenty of more food for thought and a handful of things to continue our discussion with. Very careful and detailed input. Thanks.

  2. Even though we tend to be selfish in our everyday life,when we see people suffering or in dangerous situations, we get sad about them. But is not just gettign sad of what compassion is about. I trully beleive that compassion means a way of helping other in different aspects. And i am not talking about giving money, im trying to say that you can have compassion to someone just by giving them a look or telling them something nice.

    I would love to share this video that shows how people get together to help other.

    Hope you enjoy it!