“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.”

This is yet another one from Jack Kornfield’s Buddha’s Little Instruction Book, page 31.

Buddha’s Little Instruction Book is a great title for a book, but it has inadvertently given people the impression that the contents are direct quotes from the Buddha. The book itself makes clear that this is not the case:

For this small handbook, a well-known American Buddhist and psychologist has distilled and adapted an ancient teaching for the needs of contemporary life.
(From the back cover.)

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