About Maitri

In Sanskrit, maitri means compassion or kindness and evokes a feeling or sentiment of benovolent love. In Buddhism, maitri has the very specific connotation of practicing an unconditional acceptance of one’s self. History and literature abounds with the stories of extraordinary beings reaching out towards their true humanity; for they understood that the hope for a better world must necessarily begin with true self-knowledge and self-acceptance. Our stories attempt to reveal this truth and forge a path to self-knowledge We hope that they will continue to be a valuable resource for our readers, old and new.


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