‘”Emptiness,” understood as the interdependence of all things, functions in meditation to provide the requisite conditions for compassionate generosity. Meditating on interdependence, we develop the realization that we share a collective destiny with others, especially those in our immediate community, but ultimately all living beings. The more we contemplate it, the more we realize in a functional sense that we are in solidarity with others. Understanding all of the ways in which we share the same global reality provides grounds for sharing; understanding tends to make generosity possible. Contemplating this, I understand ever more profoundly that what is good for me cannot be antagonistic to the good of others.’ (The Six Perfections)
As I make my way through this book, I continue to appreciate how concisely Wright makes points that seem to encapsulate the heart of practice as I understand it these days. I expect to be leaning on some of these paragraphs in England when I teach.