Skillful Compassion

Being compassionate is never a weakness. However, being skillfully compassionate means not getting emotional about yourself or the subject of your compassion when there is suffering, yours or theirs.

When the subject of your compassion is not present near you, one can be soft and tender. That is never a weakness either.

Joyful endurance in the face of suffering is real strength.

There is suffering. That is the understanding.

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