"Compassion is that which makes the heart of the good move at the pain of others. It crushes and destroys the pain of others. Thus, it is called compassion. It is called compassion because it shelters and embraces the distressed. - Dp.A.193"
Anyone know if this is Dhammapada-atthakatha (Commentary to the Dhammapada)? and if this compassion is karuna?
lojong1 wrote:Anyone know if this is Dhammapada-atthakatha (Commentary to the Dhammapada)?
I'm pretty sure that yes... that is what is being referred to.
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)
"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson