Buddha Offering ProtectionSri Lanka, mid-15th–16th century. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Emotion and Compassion (Part I) by Geshe Tashi Tsering

Now, it may seem as if emotions come up nonstop. In reality, however, that is not the case. No matter how strong anger may be, for example, it doesn’t last for a week, two weeks, three or four weeks. It doesn’t even last for twenty-four hours. In fact, anger comes and goes. So that point, in itself, proves that it is not continuously operating in our minds.

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