Compassion that has power ~ Thrangu Rinpoche

Ordinary love and compassion are compared to a mother with no arms who sees her only child being carried away by a river and cannot do anything to save her child. But the compassion developed from directly seeing buddha nature is not this helpless kind of compassion; it is a compassion that has power. Therefore, when there is direct realization of buddha nature, there arises wisdom, compassion, and the power to end samsara.

Thrangu Rinpoche

from the book On Buddha Essence: A Commentary on Ranjung Dorje's Treatise

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