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Quan Yin

Quan Yin is the Buddhist goddess of compassion and mercy.

Perhaps her female energy is what’s needed in this day and age of testosterone run a muck.   Compassion is the human emotion of empathy and sympathy for the suffering of others.  The English noun compassion means “to suffer together with.”  There’s sure a lot of suffering going on in this world.  If we suffer together with those who are hurting, we can feel their pain as our own and act accordingly.

Pity, the ‘near enemy’ of compassion [masquerading as compassion; close but no cigar] allows us to marginalize those suffering, projecting the cause of their suffering as being something they purposely brought upon them selves, and  therefore deserving of its full consequences. The practice of acting with compassion brings out our shared humanness, and brings with it happiness.

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