As you’re giving thanks around your turkey or vegetarian feast this week, you may be curious what Buddhism has to say about gratitude. The Buddha spoke of the importance of gratitude, a close cousin of compassion.
Joseph Goldstein, who helped introduce insight meditation to a broader audience in the West, wrote in his book One Dharma, “when we feel true gratitude, whether toward particular people or toward life, metta (lovingkindness) will flow from us naturally. When we connect with another person through gratitude, the barriers that separate begin to melt.”
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