“Interconnected” – Talk 5
“There are no worlds that are apart from all other worlds. Our inner world evolves in conjunction with our outer world”
– His Holiness XVII Karmapa
In this week’s talk, given by Meditation Instructor Eric Weinberg, we continue our series based on the book Interconnected: Embracing Life in Our Global Society, by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa.
According to the teachings of the Buddha, goodness is natural; it does not need to be cultivated. But we do need to remove obstacles that keep it under wraps. Empathy plays a powerful role in removing obstacles and opening our goodness to life & life’s goodness to us. It moves our awareness of interdependence from our heads to our hearts and moves our hearts to compassionate action.