Poem: “Brotherhood,” by  Georgia Douglas Johnson

Poem: “Brotherhood,” by Georgia Douglas Johnson

Come, brothers all! Shall we not wend The blind-way of our prison-world By sympathy entwined? Shall we not make The bleak way for each other’s sake Less rugged and unkind? O let each throbbing heart repeat The faint note of another’s beat To lift a chanson for the...
Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

This cartoon, passed around on Facebook, caught our eye: we know there will be flowers this year because we planted flowers, just as we know there will be compassion this year, because we planted compassion. Since we started this compassionate news roundup six months...
When love touches pain

When love touches pain

Once a young disciple came to his master and asked him, “Master, What is Compassion?” Master took him to the window and asked him to look at the beggar sitting at the corner of the street. While looking at him for some time they saw that an old lady passed by and gave...
Buddha at the Gate

Buddha at the Gate

Buddha reached the gate of heaven. Of course, the people there were waiting. They opened the door, they welcomed him, but he turned his back towards the door looked at the world — millions of souls on the same path, struggling, in misery, in anguish, striving to...
Poem: “Silence,” by Anasuya Sengupta

Poem: “Silence,” by Anasuya Sengupta

Too many women in too many countries speak the same language of silence. My grandmother was always silent, always aggrieved Only her husband had the cosmic right (or so it was said) to speak and be heard. They say it is different now. (After all, I am always vocal and...