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  • When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience. When we are able to recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.

    Life   Spiritual   Past  
  • Culture now spreads at central nervous system speed. It’s a shame that compassion doesn’t.

  • There's only what you choose, and how you can have it. If you choose peace and joy and love, you won't get much of it through what you're doing. If you choose happiness and contentment, you'll find little of that on the path of doingness. If you choose reunion with God, supreme knowing, deep understanding, endless compassion, total awareness, absolute fulfillment, you won't achieve much of that out of what you're doing.

    "The Complete Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue". Book by Neale Donald Walsch, 2005.
  • So if you have over-indulged during the holidays, for example, please don't beat yourself up, but rather have compassion and forgiveness and perhaps, even try the Ho'oponono technique.

  • As the mother of six, Karen Santorum knows the power of stories to shape and mold the nature of our children. In Everyday Graces, Karen has complied a treasure chest of tales that helps us raise the next generation of children into adults of kind compassion. Everyday Graces is a must for families that desire their children to become people of character.

  • I really wanted to retire and rest and spend more time with my children, my grandchildren and of course with my wife. But the problems are such that for anybody with a conscience who can use whatever influence he may have to try to bring about peace, it's difficult to say no.

    "Nelson Mandela: U.S Is A Threat To World Peace". Interview with Tom Masland, September 9, 2002.
  • We are each made for goodness, love and compassion. Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.

  • I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate, and I saw that the strength of compassion is something that healers have and healers use.'

    Compassion   Use   Saws  
  • When the Sun of compassion arises darkness evaporates and the singing birds come from nowhere.

    Amit Ray (2012). “Nonviolence: The Transforming Power”, p.26, INNER LIGHT PUBLISHERS
  • Compassion, tolerance, forgiveness and a sense of self-discipline are qualities that help us lead our daily lives with a calm mind

  • My grandmother lived in a universe filled with life. It was impossible for her to conceive of any creature - even the smallest insect, let alone a human being - as insignificant. In every leaf, flower, animal, and star she saw an expression of a compassionate universe, whose laws were not competition and survival of the fittest but cooperation, artistry and thrift. . . .

  • We can make this a more peaceful century if we cherish non-violence and concern for others’ well-being. It is possible. If the individual is happier, his or her family is happier; if families are happy, neighborhoods and nations will be happy. By transforming ourselves we can change our human way of life and make this a century of compassion.

  • Compassion is to share the pain without sharing the suffering.

  • Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy.

    Chogyam Trungpa (2010). “Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism”, p.115, Shambhala Publications
  • Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.

    "Dzogchen: Heart Essence of the Great Perfection" by Dalai Lama, Snow Lion Publications, 2004.
  • Here is the true meaning and value of compassion and nonviolence, when it helps us to see the enemy's point of view, to hear his questions, to know his assessment of ourselves. For from his view we may indeed see the basic weaknesses of our own condition, and if we are mature, we may learn and grow and profit from the wisdom of the brothers who are called the opposition.

    Beyond Vietnam -- A Time to Break Silence, Delivered 4 April 1967, Riverside Church, New York City
  • If you say, "Woo, woo, woo!" to me, I'll say it back. I love it. "Woo, woo, woo" is something that my character used to say. It's something that my mother used to say to my brother and me when we were kids. When words would fail her, she'd just go, "Oh, woo, woo, woo." It's compassion. It's a combination of "I see you, I feel you, I acknowledge you, I got your back."

  • If we want to create a viable, peaceful world, we've got to integrate compassion into the gritty realities of 21st century life.

    "Karen Armstrong argues for practical compassion". Interview with Heidi Bruce, April 17, 2012.
  • A community united by the ideals of compassion and creativity has incredible power. Art of all kinds---music, literature, traditional arts, visual arts---can lift a community.

    "Politics Take Center Stage at Art Basel Miami Beach" by Rana Florida, November 30, 2015.
  • The ultimate purpose of Zen,' I remembered the roshi telling me, 'is not in the going away from the world but in the coming back. Zen is not just a matter of gaining enlightenment; it's a matter of acting in a world of love and compassion.

    Pico Iyer (2006). “The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto”, p.336, Tauris Parke Paperbacks
  • Some people seem to see compassion as being mushy.

  • And were your back as broad as heaven, and your purse full of gold, and did your compassion reach from here to hell itself, there is nothing you can do.

    Alan Paton (2003). “Cry, the Beloved Country”, p.62, Simon and Schuster
  • Every night on the stop global warming college tour, Laurie and I would tell these great young people that they have the power to do anything they want. That we all have the power to create a movement for change. That the best part of ourselves is the part that rises up instinctively from compassion.

    "On Deception, Spin, and Losing Our Way" by Sheryl Crow, May 4, 2007.
  • You have no skills in your hands. You have no education of understanding the meaning and the purpose and the compassion and the relationship. You have just a profession.

    "An Interview with Satish Kumar at the New Story Summit". Kosmos Interview, November 18, 2014.
  • I'm passionate about stories that have humanity, compassion and humor.

  • Online we have a compassion deficit

  • Let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.

    Starhawk, M. Macha NightMare (2013). “The Pagan Book of Living and Dying: T/K”, p.8, Harper Collins
  • Look to see who is truly serving the world, truly seeking to share wisdom and knowledge, insight and understanding, caring and compassion. Provide for these people, for these are the Bringers of the Light.

    FaceBook post by Neale Donald Walsch from Nov 22, 2016
  • I truly believe that compassion provides the basis of human survival.

    Dalai Lama (2009). “The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living”, p.93, Penguin
  • Long-protracted suffering is apt to exhaust not only the invalid, but the compassion of others; violent emotions cannot be prolonged endlessly.

    "Beware of Pity". Book by Stefan Zweig, 1939.
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