The Simple Chat

A burning coal against the flesh–
who has not felt this, from news that reached you,

Or the shock to your nerves
from bearing eyewitness to horrific events?

The avalanches come, we should help dig each other out.

The simple chat will return.
May it last long, and be realized as precious.
-Hafiz

“Hatred never ceases by hatred, but by love alone is healed. This is an ancient and eternal law.”
– The Buddha

“The cultivation of compassion is no longer a luxury, but a necessity, if our species is to survive.”

– His Holiness the Dalai Lama

“Overcome any bitterness because you were not up to the magnitude of the pain that was entrusted to you. Like the mother of the world who carries the pain of the world in her heart, you are sharing in the totality of this pain and are called upon to meet it in compassion and joy instead of self-pity.”

– Pir Vilayat Khan

Carla played a few minutes of a talk by Guy Armstrong, “Unentangled Knowing” starting at 1:00. He was describing the union or inner and outer freedom.
http://www.dharmaseed.org/teacher/79/talk/20964/