THE perennial philosophy assures us that compassion is far from a gushy sentimentalism, or an intellectual idea.
More than a gut feeling, it is rather a universal, non-sectarian, non-dual energy — the primal oneness undertone of Life.
The Voice of the Silence declares it to be foundational heart energy, “the LAW of LAWS.”
We already share, as humanity, the core values of caring for others less fortunate. Rooting for the underdog comes naturally to us.
But, the prefix ‘com’ (with: together: jointly) raises com-passion to a level far above the acquisitive passion of the selfish and greedy — and the evil desire that dries up the Earth’s human and natural resources for individual and corporate profiteering.
“There is an urgent need for a new focus,” the global coalition Charter for Compassion seeks to remind the world — and to bring together “voices from…
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