“You simply think that you have a soul.
You believe that you have a soul because of your fear of death.
But you have not known unless you have loved.
Only in love does one come to feel that one is more than the body, more than the mind.
That’s why I say compassion is therapeutic.
What is compassion? Compassion is the purest form of love.
Sex is the lowest form of love, compassion is the highest form of love.
In sex the contact is basically physical; in compassion the contact is basically spiritual.
In love, compassion and sex are both mixed;
the physical and the spiritual are both mixed.
Love is midway between sex and compassion.
You can also call compassion prayerfulness.
You can also call compassion meditation.
The highest form of energy is compassion.
The word compassion is beautiful.
Half of it is passion –
somehow passion has become so refined that it is no longer like passion.
It has become compassion.”