What is Compassion? Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it. See Synonyms at pity.
Interesting, most people associate compassion with understanding
By dictionary definition, most people probably do not have compassion. They have what they think is compassion. Worry. Overly concerned.
The Buddhists have an interesting definition of compassion.
The definition of compassion is: wanting others to be free from suffering. So compassion is the definition of the highest scope of motivation. It is said that to generate genuine compassion, one needs to realize that oneself is suffering, that an end to suffering is possible, and that other beings similarly want to be free from suffering.
"Every human being has the same potential for compassion; the only question is whether we really take any care of that potential, and develop and implement it in our daily life. My hope is that more and more people will realize the value of compassion, and so follow the path of altruism. As for myself, ever since I became a Buddhist monk, that has been my real destiny -"
This is very similar to the winning world I have a vision of creating.
What is a winning world?
A world where every human and the planet is winning
Everyone has their basic needs met
People still have differences but acceptance for others ideas is everywhere
Should say, may have differences
There is a "united Nations" that is truly united
Like before the US became united, they were individual countries
Which brings us to why the illusion of good and bad is just that, an illusion?
Because there is no good, there is no bad. That is part of the illusion, the Maya. All there is is. And everything else is made up. Duality is an illusion
It doesn't exist. It exists on the back drop of there is "everything" and "not everything". That creates the illusion of duality. But in reality, there is only everything, the oneness, no duality. Now, if you don't like that, how about this
Time isn't the one dimension we experience it as
Time doesn't exist. Quantum physics makes no distinctions between past or future. They are they same.
So we can know "good" because we have "bad" in the "past" to compare it too.
And the resignation.
Many people want things like this, but they get resigned because they think it is more work than it is worth or not eve possible. Then they start making up reasons why it is not possible, and even worse, why they really don’t' even want it. They lie (not knowingly or consciously usually) to themselves that they really don't want that, when in their heart of hearts they do. But since they don't think they can have it, they get resigned and make up reasons they tell themselves why they don't want it. So that it is bearable because now they don't want it, so it doesn't matter if it happens.
So if you believe in "god", and "god" has the power to end suffering...why has it not been done?
Great question, I will come back to that in a second
The Dali lama's quote of that you are suffering, and that true compassion is wanting to end that suffering. Most people think that will be too much work, or take too much time, or won't happen anyway, so they come up with some excuse of "why they 'don't' want it"
Or someone wants something for another. They have tried things, often many things to try and help someone else. None of it works. So they get resigned and begin to believe that is not possible. Then they start making up reasons why they don't really even want that any more. When if they could have a genie grant them a wish, they would wish for that very thing.
So what is it that you desire that you have become resigned to?
P.S. Now many people say people must walk their own path. I see that people have their "own path" but there is no reason why I cannot get a bus and drive down their path with them in it. There is no reason why I cannot have them choose another path. But I got resigned to helping them in other ways because of the (I think faulty) belief I had about it being "their path"
You might think - well that takes away free will then you can't' make ' them get on the bus. N o it doesn't. They can choose to get on the bus or not
If they want to get on a different bus...to a different part of town
if someone offers them a bus ride, and they say no. people then get resigned and say, well, that is their path when there area million other things they "could" do. Again, nothing wrong with resigned, just what happens a lot and people call it something else that it isn't, which is where they lose power and become "hopeless"
I have the beef with the "lie" that it is something else, some other reason
I could force someone to get on the bus with me and them still have free will: they could choose to be in that spot where I forced them. They could choose to not let me force them. They can choose to accept their limiting beliefs there is nothing they can do to stop the "force". They are choosing all the time, even if I am "forcing" them
So they still have free will.