The definition of compassion: a sympathetic awareness of another’s distress, often through unconditional love.
What is the purpose of compassion?
Compassion is the quality that teaches that there is perfection in all things and that we are to have sympathy for others, even though they may not see things the way we do.
Compassion replaces judgment.
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Love, like rain, can nourish from above,
drenching couples with a soaking joy.
But sometimes, under the angry heat of life,
Love dries on the surface and must nourish from below,
tending to its roots, keeping itself alive.
Holding anger is like a poison
It eats you from inside
We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us
But hatred is a curved blade
And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.
No one is born with anger.
When we die, the soul is freed to it.
We are born to fight, there is no choice in the matter.
Our every desire must bring us into conflict.
But we can choose how and whom we will fight.
We can turn our anger against others, or we can turn it against what is selfish and angry in ourselves.
We can use our hands to strike at others or to wipe tears away.