Friday, December 26, 2008

~ Thoughts for the day ~

"Compassion is a profound human emotion prompted by the pain of others. More vigorous than empathy, the feeling commonly gives rise to an active desire to alleviate another's suffering. It is often, though not inevitably, the key component in what manifests in the social context as altruism. In ethical terms, the various expressions down the ages of the so-called Golden Rule embody by implication the principle of compassion: Do to others as you would have done to you. Ranked a great virtue in numerous philosophies, compassion is considered in all the major religious traditions as among the greatest of virtues."

"Compassion is that which makes the heart of the good move at the pain of others. It crushes and destroys the pain of others." - The Buddha.

2 comments:

Christine said...

May we each learn and remember your thought for today!

You are loved and cherished my friend - always.
(((((((hugs))))))

Christine/Knitty

The Downs Gang said...

I understand how you feel! I felt that way at Thanksgiving. Hugs my dear sweet friend! And know that I think of you everyday!