Compassion Is the Basis Of Morality ( Arthur Schopenhauer)

To be read with my  blogpost ‘ Creativity Takes Courage”, Nov 16th, 2014.  I had just finished reading ‘ The Narrow Road To The Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan. About the book I had said, “There are moments in the book when I felt I could no longer bear to read the brutality and butchery.And then suddenly there are moments of sheer beauty .Like the moon coming out in a dark sky. A novel about survival on the Burma ‘Death Railway’’.

I came across this article while surfing the net :”Thailand Does It Again With This Brutal and Beautiful Ad About Kindness “… a stirring, cinematic spot in which the daughter of a charity worker visits a Thai woman who helped her father when he was a prisoner of war in World War II. ( )

Watch the link  below:

I have always believed that one need not dream, and thus wait, of doing something totally grand, messianic etc etc to change the world… just by reaching out with/by the smallest gestures of compassion is enough.

Compassion also calls for strength because “‘Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors ” ( Andrew Boyd: Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe).