What Matters/Compassion

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Compassion[edit]

The parable of the Good Samaritan describes an act of compassion.

Compassion is your deeply felt ability to understand the suffering of another and your desire to relieve their suffering. The word means to suffer together.

Compassion is recognized as a great virtue in numerous philosophies, and is considered in all the major religious traditions as among the greatest of virtues.

Frenchman Matthieu Ricard is remarkable for his extraordinary capacity for compassion. As a result, he has been called the happiest person in the world.

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