Compassion leads to mindfulness?

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Compassion leads to mindfulness?

Post by omnifriend » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:05 pm

Does practicing compassion meditation give rise to mindful awareness? I'm wondering if I do compassion meditation mindfulness may come out of it naturally.

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Re: Compassion leads to mindfulness?

Post by Queequeg » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:04 pm

I think that is a fair intuition.

These practices are mutually supportive and reinforcing. Mindfulness likewise leads to compassion, I think.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

There are beings with little dust in their eyes who are falling away because they do not hear the Dhamma. There will be those who will understand the Dhamma.
-Ayacana Sutta

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