How to open the mind, how to open the heart
Author: Tenzin Gyatso, XIV Dalai Lama
How to open your mind it is a small and concise treasure of wisdom. It explains how there is a dual level of understanding of truth, and how one can discover one's true nature (the Buddha's) by practicing ethics, progressive stability in meditation and the path of wisdom together.
How to open the heart it is a teaching of the Dalai Lama on the practical way of generating in his heart a sense of love and compassion for all beings, which goes beyond emotional pity and which can even extend to his persecutors.
"Opening the mind and the heart" are certainly two essential key points of Buddhism, but also extremely useful advice for all of us in a world where ignorance, suffering and misunderstanding risk overwhelming us.