Learn to Care Differently

The Buddha

It is not uncommon to hear the objection that Buddhists just do not care about anything. That is an easy mistake to make on hearing about nonattachment, a key principle of Buddhism. To care is to be attached.

There is the story of Marpa, the Tibetan master who taught Milarepa, one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism, seeing his son die. Marpa wept bitterly. A student asked him why he wept when he taught…

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