The spiritual practice of compassion is often likened to opening the heart. First, allow yourself to be feel the suffering in the world, including your own. Don't turn away from pain; move toward it with caring. Go into situations where people are hurting. Identify with your neighbors in their distress. Then expand the circle of your compassion to include other creatures, nature, and the inanimate world.
🌷The Bible tells us that we must Be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.
🌷God has described Himself first and foremost as being merciful by beginning the Qur’ān with the phrase “In the Name of God, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate.”
🌷According to Buddhism, compassion is an aspiration, a state of mind, wanting others to be free from suffering. It's not passive — it's not empathy alone — but rather an empathetic altruism that actively strives to free others from suffering. Genuine compassion must have both wisdom and lovingkindness.
Our true nature is compassion!
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