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A Review of “Compassion Conquers All” By Tsem Rinpoche

The great Master Shantideva (who expounded on Lord Buddha’s teachings on Compassion in his famous book on the development of Bodhicitta – a text called “Bodhicharyavatara”) said: “All worldly happiness to be found Comes from wishing others to be happy” In “Compassion Conquers All”, Tsem Rinpoche shows how through the practice of “The Eight Verses of Mind Transformation”, this wish for others to be happy can engender a state of mind of supreme love, compassion and altruism. This is the mind of Bodhicitta that wishes every sentient being to be free from every suffering and to enjoy real lasting happiness, and is determined to realise this wish by achieving the state of mind of real ultimate happiness and peace (that is free from every suffering) first, and then helping all beings attain it. This state of mind of ultimate peace and real lasting happiness is called Enlightenment or Full Awakening, where one achieves the qualities of omniscience, love and ability so as to have the power and ability to help others reach this same state. There are living Masters who have realized such Enlightened states, and they manifest love, compassion and cherishing of all beings through benefiting them and bringing […]



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