What matters is not to apply a definition but to observe the characteristic signs of a disposition allotted by destiny or achieved by effort. Among such symptoms are the tendency to sympathize with the sufferings of others, not in a sense of pity, but by opening the heart so that its radiation, without selection or discrimination, acts by itself as a balm of impersonal healing. Other signs are material and spiritual generosity, as opposed to avarice and envy; the feeling of awareness of solidarity; an effective sense of responsibility; and the acceptance of all that makes for simplicity of thought and feeling, looking at all times for the essential point and rejecting perfunctory opinions and fashionable prejudices.
Source: Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, Pages: 163
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