glossary

The highest and most profound form love, which manifests as wisdom, knowledge, and action.

The Egnlish word comes from Latin compati "to feel pity," and passionem (nominative passio) "suffering, enduring."

In Sanskrit, karuna. In Tibetan, snying rje. In Greek, σπλαγχνίζομαι (splagchnizomai). In Hebrew, rachamim רַחֲמִים, which comes from the root word for "mother" or "womb."

 

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