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Great Compassion

Pali:
Karuna
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Sanskrit:
Karuna
Synonyms:
benevolence, spiritual longing
Definition :

Great Compassion is the desire to remove harm and suffering from others. Such a practice purifies one's mind, avoids evil-induced consequences, leads to happiness in one's life.

Great Compassion (Karuna) is one of the four Divine Abodes (Brahmaviharas) along with Loving Kindness (Metta), Appreciative Joy (Mudita), and Equanimity (Upekkha).

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