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What do you understand by the word compassion?

Dr. Ramdas Lamb discusses the move from attachment to love in a relationship. While at first one may be attached to a person or idea, one must move away from this, and allow for a separate growth. This is where love and compassion can bloom in a relationship. Dr. Lamb speaks directly about the idea of compassion, and how it is an act of both love and justice.

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Playing Time: 4:56 minutes

About the Interviewee:

Dr. Ramdas Lamb is Associate Professor of Religion at the University of Hawaii. He specializes in comparative religion and the religious traditions of India. From 1969 to 1978 he lived in India as a Hindu monk and he has also studied the traditions and practices of the Ramnami community. Dr. Lamb is President and co-founder of the Sahayog Foundation.

About the Interviewer:

Dr. Alfred Benney is a professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. He has a Ph.D in Theology from the Hartford Seminary Foundation and teaches courses in Non-Traditional American Religions and Christian Religious Thought. His research interests include "how people learn"; "the appropriate use of technology in teaching/learning" and "myth as explanatory narrative". He has published work on teaching with technology.

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