Compassion is not a weak or sentimental state of mind, but a powerful tool for inner transformation. Meditation on compassion is the very heart of Mahayana Buddhism. By deepening our compassion we become more grounded and peaceful, and we learn to live more meaningfully. Developing compassion is a supreme method for responding to adversity with courage and strength.
“Compassion is a mind that is motivated by cherishing other living beings and wishes to release them from their suffering.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso