As the phrase goes “Bad news travels fast”.
With most of the media channels focusing on readership and advertising dollars, it will make sense to put more sensational, entertaining and “gossipy” news and this often depicts cases of negative and even criminal behaviour in our society.
Thus, I usually find a dearth of heartwarming news about acts of kindness and good.
Venerable Jing Yuan has talked about Master Ri-Chang’s method of 观功念恩 (Observing Merits and Appreciate Kindness or OMAK) and how it can help in our practice:
“Observing Merits and Appreciate Kindness (OMAK) is a method used not only to observe others’ good qualities/merits, but to rejoice with our own virtuous deeds as well, thereby heightening our spirit in Dharma learning.”
So, let’s start having stories of kindness and compassion in this forum.
I will start with this video done up by the Bliss & Wisdom group accounting some of their members’ efforts in providing medical help to the needy in Mongolia