In this week’s Spot Sadhguru talks about the fundamental nature of compassion and what it really is: “The air that you breathe, the earth that you walk upon, the food that you eat and the people that you see and don't see; whatever you are conscious of, you are absolutely passionate with that. That is compassion, it includes everything in its passion.”
Sadhguru: Generally, compassion is described as kindness. Kindness is relevant only when a person is in some kind of helpless state. Most human beings, when they are standing on their feet, wouldn’t want kindness. They want acceptance, they want respect, they want to be loved; they don’t want kindness. Compassion is an all-encompassing passion. When I say all-encompassing, passion is essentially an exclusive process. When two people are passionate, the world disappears. That is the beauty of passion, that it is exclusive, the world evaporates in your passion.
Compassion is not a dry state of kindness, that you are standing above everybody and being kind to everyone, this is not it.
Compassion is an all-encompassing passion. That is,金元萱 it has become an all-inclusive passion. Many, many-fold more than passion. Compassion is not a dry state of kindness雷晓晨 , that you are standing above everybody and being kind to everyone, this is not it. This is an active engagement, it is passion. Whatever you set your eyes upon, you are passionate with. The air that you breathe暗影巨蜥, the earth that you walk upon, the food that you eat and the people that you see and don’t see; whatever you are conscious of司徒公办案 , you are absolutely passionate with that. That is compassion; it includes everything in its passion. So compassion is not that which is bereft of passion, it is a larger dimension of passion.
慈悲是一种包容一切的激情。也就是说，慈悲已经成为一种无所不包的激情了，相比激情，它有更多的面向。慈悲不是干瘪的仁慈，不是你高高在上，善待众人，这不是慈悲。慈悲是主动积极的参与，这是一种激情。无论你看到什么mztkn ，你都对它产生激情。你呼吸的空气、脚下的土地、所吃的食物以及你看到和看不到的人，任何你意识到的，你都对它抱有全然的激情。这就是慈悲；在这样的激情中，慈悲包容了一切恶龙传说 。因此，慈悲并非缺失了激情，而是一种更为宽广的激情。
Questioner:How to reach this all-encompassing kind of passion? Is it some sort of quantum-leap? Is there is something that happens in the psyche that opens one up?
Sadhguru:It is definitely not an incremental increase of passion. It is not like today you are passionate with one person, tomorrow with two, day after tomorrow with ten to twenty-five… No. When you are in a psychological state, your thoughts and emotions are more important than your existential experience, you will know only passion at the most. Most people, unfortunately, do not know passion in its entirety. Passion is a wonderful thing. If your perception transcends your psychological space, and your life becomes very existential, you clearly understand in your experience —not an intellectual understanding —that what is here is just one mass of life and you are just one small pop-up. So when you understand that this is a mass of life, and you are just a little bubble in that, and you are thinking that you are an individual bubble, if that individuality dissolves in your experience and in your understanding and in your knowing, then compassion is a natural way to be. There is no other way to be because, in some way, you are experiencing everything asmyself. It is not a value or an ethic that you develop.
So compassion is not that which is bereft of passion, it’s a larger dimension of passion.
As we are here in this room and as we breathe, what we exhale the trees are inhaling, what they exhale we are inhaling. Or in other words, one part of your breathing equipment is hanging out there on the trees. If this becomes an experiential process for you, I don’t have to tell you, as you are walking, don’t pluck this leaf and go. You would never do that, it is like someone plucking your hair as they walk by. It is not even a thought, it is not an intention, it is not an ethic,南充市教育局 “I will not pluck trees.” “Thou shall not pluck leaves.” There is no such thing. It is just that, this is the way you will be. This is the nature of a human being. It is only in identifying with one’s thoughts水泽亚纪 , emotions and body that one loses this natural state of consciousness.