witnessing the pain of the world requires contemplation

Witnessing the pain of the world we find ourselves unable to offer directly concrete help. This gives rise to confusing emotions such as denial, powerlessness, guilt, anger, grief. Because of that our witnessing requires contemplation. To this end, read the essay 'praying for the world', providing a framework of understanding. It also offers handles enabling us to transform our feelings into compassion.

Although the karmaconcept plays a crucial role in it, the presented vision is of a multireligious and humanistic character. The core of that vision is: we are all part of one and the same family. We must take care of one another. If not by action then mentally - by means of prayer.

That requires a new equipment of our heart. The practise of prayer contributes to that.