Buddhist Wisdom

WEEKLY WISDOM 13/05/2013

Compassion is characterized as promoting the aspect of allaying suffering. Its function resides in not [enduring] others’ suffering. It is manifested as non-cruelty. Its proximate cause is to see helplessness in those overwhelmed by suffering. It succeeds when it makes cruelty subside, and it fails when it produces sorrow. – Buddhaghosa, “Visuddhimagga”