From the Voice of the Silence
But stay, Disciple… Yet one word. Canst thou destroy divine COMPASSION? Compassion is no attribute. It is the Law of LAWS – eternal Harmony, Alaya’s SELF; a shoreless universal essence, the light of everlasting Right, and the fitness of all things, the law of Love eternal.
The more thou dost become at one with it, thy being melted in its Being, the more thy Soul unites with that which IS, the more thou wilt become COMPASSION ABSOLUTE.
Now bend thy head and listen well, O Bodhisattva –Compassion speaks and saith: “Can there be bliss when all that lives must suffer? Shalt thou be saved and hear the whole world cry?”
Dalai LamaIf you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy , practice compassion.
Henry Ward BeecherCompassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
Nelson MandelaA good head and a good heart is always a formidable combination.
Samuel Taylor ColeridgeWhat comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Arthur SchopenhauerCompassion is the basis of all morality.
Ralph Waldo EmersonThe purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well
Thich Nhat HanhWe often think of peace as the absence of war; that if the powerful countries would reduce their arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds - our prejudices, fears, and ignorance. Even if we transported all the bombs to the moon, the roots of war and the reasons for bombs would still be here, in our hearts and minds, and sooner or later we would make new bombs. Seek to become more aware of what causes anger and separation, and what overcomes them. Root out the violence in your life, and learn to live compassionately and mindfully.
Dalai LamaEach of us in our own way can try to spread compassion into peopleís hearts. Western civilizations these days place great importance on filling the human 'brain' with knowledge, but no one seems to care about filling the human 'heart' with compassion. This is what the real role of religion is.
George Washington CarverHow far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
Ursula Le GuinIt is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.