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see also: Compassion Fatigue; Compassion Quotes

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http://charterforcompassion.org/

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Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries.

Everyone is invited to share acts of compassion they've performed or experienced.

http://www.gossamerheart.com/4_Compassion.html

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Compassion seeks understanding, rather than judgement.

“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.”

“In separateness lies the world's great misery, in compassion lays the world's true strength.”

http://wildlyparenthetical.wordpress.com/2008/03/21/chapter-1-empathy-compassion-and-the-risk-of-theodicy/

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Through a consideration of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology, I will explore how and why the embodied subject and his or her experience of suffering is produced in and through being with others, and within a context.

The ‘how’ begins with endeavoring to consider the idea of a ‘work domain’ specifically concerned with suffering.

http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1000&context=kristin_gerdy

student, client, empathy, lawyer, client autonomy, compassion, law, client input, client position, client behalf.

Students noted informal sources of education including their professors, friends, and total strangers.

Faculty can use point-of-view writing assignments to help expand their students’.

Students should be given the opportunity to have actual “real” experiences that lead them to feel empathy and compassion for others.

http://www.reference.com/browse/Compassion

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It is emphasised that in order to manifest effective compassion for others it is first of all necessary to be able to experience and fully appreciate one's own suffering and to have, as a consequence, compassion for oneself.

The prayers of Vasudeva Datta, a  Vaishnava  holy man ( sadhu ) from the 1500s, exemplify compassion within  Gaudiya Vaishnavism  and  Hinduism .

Professor Robert Thurman: "Compassion is feeling the feelings of others."

http://www.answers.com/topic/suffering

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Many fields of human activity are concerned, from their own points of view, with some aspects of suffering.

The word  pain  usually refers to physical pain, but it is also a common synonym of  suffering .

The theory proposes that physical pain and social pain (i.e. two radically differing kinds of suffering) share a common phenomenological and neurological basis.

http://actualfreedom.com.au/actualism/vineeto/selected-correspondence/corr-compassion.htm

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Paying ongoing attention to my own feelings and passions had the result that I became far less ‘self’-centred, ‘self’-oriented and busy being involved in my own problems and was far more able to actually notice other people around me as my fellow people living out their own lives as opposed to seeing them as players on the stage of ‘my’ life and automatically classifying them as competitors or possible benefactors, as a business opportunity, as a possible love-interest, as a friend or an enemy, as a co-spiritualist or as aliens, and so on.

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/research/research_compassion_goetz2.html

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True compassion will often not be appreciated and may be received with anger or hatred.

True compassion requires knowledge & wisdom (prajna), otherwise it is harmful.

http://neuroscience.stanford.edu/research/programs/program_info/Ccare_051809_rev1.pdf

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The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education Studying How Compassion Manifests in the Brain

The aim is to use brain imaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to understand the complex brain mechanisms that underlie compassion and are activated when a person feels compassion.

http://www.compassionlab.org/docs/compassionchapterfinalJan05.pdf

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Open listening is an important practice in other work contexts as well, as people who listen in this way are receptive to ways in which pain is expressed, and are more likely to notice a broader range of pain triggers.

Seeing compassion as narrative provides an opportunity to hear multiple voices in an organization.

We should be aware that compassion organizing can be motivated less by a desire to alleviate suffering than by instrumental goals, such as good public relations or increased productivity.

http://serenityhacker.com/2009/11/accepting-suffering-and-a-call-for-compassion/

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If we can accept our own suffering as valid, and allow ourselves to experience it without judgement, we also become more open to accepting it in others, and we become more connected.

What I was really trying to speak to are the times when suffering happens because of deeply moving events and loss, times of genuine sorrow.

I think the main point is that compassion is empty, meaningless, technically-not-compassion… when it doesn’t acknowledge and accept suffering.

http://counsellingresource.com/features/2008/03/28/compassion-meditation-brain-science-buddhism/

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Compassion meditation produces physical effects in the brain, “proving” in terms of Western science that an Eastern spiritual practice “works”.

The study, by researchers at the University of Wisconsin, uses functional magnetic resonance imaging to show how “brain circuits used to detect emotions and feelings were dramatically changed in subjects who had extensive experience practicing compassion meditation”.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Compassion/105562429476700

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Our goal is to make this Community Page the best collection of shared knowledge on this topic.

When you look at another human being, look upon them with the same respect you would give a close friend.

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http://www.aare.edu.au/04pap/des04342.pdf

education, value, learning, paper, spirituality, school, people, life, value clarification, human.

The literature and research that affirmed the concept of spirituality as a distinctly human trait, which is expressed through the individual’s sense of connectedness to the human and non-human world, provided the basis for a pilot study conducted in regional Australia (de Souza, Cartwright & McGilp, 2002).

Overall, the findings from this study supported the concept offered by Newberg in his neurology of transcendence where he described a movement towards Absolute Unitary Being, that is when the self blends into other and mind and matter become one and the same (p. 156).

Learning programs continue to compartmentalize knowledge and skills and they become focused on the achievement of particular kinds of knowledge that have been prioritised according to social, political and commercial perceptions of their usefulness, usually in terms of material gain.

http://www.seedsofcompassion.net/why/

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Compassion essentially arises through empathy, and is often characterized through actions, wherein a person acting with compassion will seek to aid those they feel compassionate for.

It is of utmost importance that we cultivate compassion in our lives and practice compassion every day.

Parents can foster the development of compassion in their children through modeling compassionate behaviors.

http://integral-options.blogspot.com/2010/01/manifesto-compassion-is-my-spiritual.html

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No matter what the people know or have achieved in their spiritual line of development, the complete and total lack of interpersonal morality and ethics disqualifies them as teachers.

The spirituality of persons is developed and revealed primarily in their relations with other persons.

Because the measures you employ have been calmly chosen, they will be more effective, more accurate and more forceful.