Sunday, September 20, 2009

Compassion: Patience

If you really want to help other people
to abandon suffering
turning confusion into wisdom,
be patient.

Compassion without patience,
is as useless as wisdom
without skilful means
or a car without gas.

Compassion without wisdom
turns into masochism.
Patience without intelligence
turns into permissiveness.

Faith without intelligence
degenerates into fanaticism;
Intelligence without compassion
turns into cunningness.

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