Buddhist compassion practice changed radically over the first few centuries following the Buddha’s passing. One way it changed is outlined in a paper by Buddhist scholar Anālayo: compassion practice became more of a practice of empathy. This development coincided with a number of other interesting changes in Buddhist belief and practice that we will outline in this video.
Anālayo, “How Compassion Became Painful”
Anālayo, “Compassion in the Āgamas and Nikāyas”
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