Compassion and Justice

Buddhist monk Buikku Bodhi, born Jeffrey Block, writes in Conscientious Compassion:

When compassion and justice are unified, we arrive at what I call conscientious compassion. This is compassion, not merely as a beautiful inward feeling of empathy with those suffering, but a compassion that gives birth to a fierce determination to uplift others, to tackle the causes of suffering, and to establish the social, economic, and political conditions that will enable everyone to flourish and live in harmony.

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