Essay on The Dalai Lama, A State Of Mind

1040 Words Feb 9th, 2016 null Page
Suffering is one of the toughest challenges that humans experience in their journey of life. Many times we try to ignore our problems because we want to feel strong. As the Dalai Lama states, “We are unable to accept that we have a problem, we unconsciously project it onto others and blame them for our suffering” (Cutler 134). Human beings have a difficult time accepting the reality of certain situations. Therefore, the easiest thing to do is to blame others for our pain and suffering However, changing your state of mind and incorporating compassion in your daily life can take you a long way. Being compassionate towards others in a good way can be a challenge, especially if it is not something that you are comfortable doing. The Dalai Lama defines compassion as, “ a state of mind that is nonviolent, nonharming, and nonaggressive. It is a mental attitude based on the wish for others to be free of their suffering and is associated with a sense of commitment, responsibility and respect towards others.” (Cutler 114) Therefore, suffering can be decreased and compassion will be increased. Suffering is difficult for everyone, but particularly, for people who have lost loved ones. This relates to a friend of mine who recently lost her newborn child. After she lost the baby, I was being compassionate towards her, I was always there to listen to her and to help her grief. I knew she needed to go to counseling, so I suggested that she needed to get help from a professional because…

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