As we have seen with the recent hurricanes and earthquake, the forces of nature are impersonal and impartial, even inhumane. But human souls are called to empathy, kindness, and compassion. When the small ego no longer rules oneís life, oneís action is kindness itself.
Find out how the very nature of love changes when we practice true kind action, and what the great sages compared kindness to, here:
In practicing kind action, love is no longer an obsessive mental longing or uncontrolled emotional outburst. Sympathy becomes mutual encouragement. Pity becomes the fearless act of loving. Negative emotions do not hurt people and positive emotions cannot drag them down. All these emotional attributes are purified into compassion.
When selflessness is restored through the meditation of love, action is kind and trustworthy. Through love, kind action becomes endless, inexhaustible, and unfathomable. Kind action is the very nature of a motherís power of creative nourishment, a combination of selfless love and self-sacrifice.
As the ancient Chinese sage, Lao Tzu wrote:
He is kind to those who are kind.
He is also kind to those who are not kind.
It is the kindness of Action itself.
He is trustworthy to those who are trustworthy.
He is also trustworthy to those who are not trustworthy.
It is the trust of Action itself.
Adapted from Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching, by Mantak Chia and Tao Huang (Inner Traditions, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Mantak Chia and Tao Huang. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching, by Mantak Chia and Tao Huang (Inner Traditions, 2005).