A Quote by Marc Ian Barasch on compassion, buddhism, and suffering

A friend told me of visiting the Dalai Lama in India and asking him for a succinct definition of compassion. She prefaced her question by describing how heart-stricken she'd felt when, earlier that day, she'd seen a man in the street beating a mangy stray dog with a stick. “Compassion,” the Dalai Lama told her, “is when you feel as sorry for the man as you do for the dog.”

Marc Barasch

Source: The Compassionate Life: Walking the Path of Kindness

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