The Power of Compassion
Stories That Open the Heart, Heal the Soul, and Change the WorldeBook - 2010
This book of real-life stories is a palliative for the pain of everyday life. The basic premise is that intentional acts of kindness can have unintended and far reaching consequences that can affect individuals in extraordinary ways. Here are over forty first-person stories (contributors range from Surya Dass to Thich Nat Hanh to John F. Kennedy, Jr) that concretely demonstrate the dynamic power of compassion. We hear the story of a monk who welcomed a dying, underprivileged child into his home, giving the boy nine months of peace and attention before his death. A civil right protestor tells how she learned compassion and love for the "opposition" from a cellmate. Engaging and inspiring, this is a book that will motivate readers to change their lives and the world through intentional acts of compassion.
Publisher: [United States] : Hampton Roads Publishing : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Buddhist acts of compassion.