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Compassion (karunā) is the Great Good Helper!


Compassionate pity
(karunā) is feeling the pain of other beings, either partially, or completely;

Possible renderings:
1:
Pity not from above: “I am better”, but as if being in the other being's shoes...
2:
Compassion is OK, but that is difficult to reach up to emotionally for many beings...
3:
Fellow feeling, sympathy, empathy, understanding are all OK, but somewhat missing
these essential core points:

A: It is a genuine goodwill that cannot endure all other being's suffering and distress!
B: It is a deep desire to make all others feel free, glad, content, happy and peaceful!
C: It is extended to and pervaded over many if not all universal beings simultaneously...
The
proximate cause of Karunā = pity is noticing other being's helplessness...
The
immediate effect of Karunā = pity is evaporation of all evil cruelty!

Podcast on Compassionate Pity (Karunā):
https://soundcloud.com/bhikkhu-samahita/compassionatepitykaruna


Pity (Karunā ) is one of the four divine and infinite dwellings (Brahmavihāra) :
Karuna_is_Pity, Endless Pity, Space_Compassion, What_is_Wrong,
Safe_Medicine, Great_Compassion,
Compassionate_Pity,
How_to_Cure_Cruelty_and_Revengefulness

The Great Helper


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