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Kindness Is................................................

ShoshinShoshin No one in particularNowhere Special Veteran

Kindness can be as simple as a smile or a friendly wink
A simple act of kindness starts with the way we think

Some people may annoy us...It's not always easy to be kind
The way to overcome this....is to let Metta train the mind

Kindness is.....................................................

VastmindBunksJeffreylobster

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  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    Dear Friends,

    I like @Bunks calmness über alles suggestion. That is our homeland. ;)

    Every day, in every way, calmer karma comes our way ...
    vissasa parama ñati
    https://accesstoinsight.org/lib/thai/lee/demons.html

    Gently, calmly ...

    BunksJeffreyShoshin
  • KundoKundo Sydney, Australia Veteran

    Kindness is...............

    A free coffee in the morning :awesome:

    BunksShoshinVastmind
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Kindness is ........a lifestyle...

    lobsterKundoFoibleFull
  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited May 1

    Bravo @Shoshin
    Well said.

    Let us examine kinds of kind ...

    • Trading kindness, being nice and hoping it profits you - sort of capitalist kindness, really just exploitation
    • Secret trading, getting feelings of well being, rewards of satisfaction, may involve unseen hypocrisy, religious sanctimonious behaviour and exemplars
    • Kindness as a lifestyle as @Shoshin mentions. This is the beginning of real kindness.
    • Secret kindness, this is doing the right thing, NOT necessarily what people want or consider kind. Ideally it is so secret we even hide it from ourselves ...
    • Wrathful kindness. Dangerous stuff. Takes great wisdom and genuine insight. Some Zeniths are utilising this. The potential for abuse makes it open to exploitation by the unkind, cruel and such sub beings.
    • Generative kindness. In other words inspiring or changing others to the Buddha Kindness Awareness. <3
      https://www.wisdomlib.org/buddhism/book/maha-prajnaparamita-sastra/d/doc225829.html
    VastmindKeromeShoshin
  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    Cat and dog pictures and videos...

    Shoshin
  • seeker242seeker242 Zen Florida, USA Veteran

    Kindness Is................................................

    A requirement =)

    lobsterShoshin
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    .... worth 13 on a scrabble board....

    KundoShoshinVastmindFoibleFull
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Kindness is.........not beating your self up when you make mistakes....

    federicaKundoVastmind
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran

    Kindness is.............the root cause of Happiness...

    FoibleFullperson
  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran

    What a beautiful thread! <3 :)

    Shoshin
  • lobsterlobster Veteran
    edited May 3

    @seeker242 said:

    Kindness Is................................................

    A requirement =)

    Indeed.
    Kindness is a given or giving.

    That is why the Bodhi shine
    and the unkind incessantly take.

    Very easy to spot real kindness when you are the requirement ...

    Suppose I better say something wise ... ;)

    Kindness is a Real Buddha
    Offering!
    <3
    https://buddhaweekly.com/buddhas-enlightened-beings-need-offerings-simple-answer-dont-better-answer/

    Shoshin
  • misecmisc1misecmisc1 I am a Hindu India Veteran
    edited May 3

    Kindness is a natural expression of being human.

    Shoshinlobster
  • personperson Don't believe everything you think the void Veteran

    Kindness is an inner quality of the heart and mind. As opposed to a set of rules or behaviors that one follows.

    ShoshinVastmind
  • federicafederica seeker of the clear blue sky Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Kindness is spontaneous Love.

    lobsterVastmindShoshin
  • lobsterlobster Veteran

    @federica said:
    Kindness is spontaneous Love.

    Oh I like that.

    and this:

    Kindness is a natural expression of being human.

    We knows it, we grows it. Kindness Iz!

  • KeromeKerome Love, love is mystery The Continent Veteran

    Kindness is something that makes both the giver and the receiver feel better.
    Kindness is doing what your heart tells you.
    Kindness is thinking about how others feel, and then acting.

    Shoshin
  • KundoKundo Sydney, Australia Veteran

    Kindness is me keeping quiet on a Monday morning...

    Kindness is my husband.

    lobsterShoshin
  • ShoshinShoshin No one in particular Nowhere Special Veteran
    edited May 6

    Kindness is ........a multitude of things...It comes in many shapes and sizes :)

    lobsterperson
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