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On Jul 10, 2015 Jagdish P Dave wrote:|
Compassion is like unconditional love, not bound by right or wrong or good or evil laws.Compassion has no boundaries or barriers. Compassion is like mercy offered to any one regardless of flaws. I used to begin my classes with meditation in a state university . There was no reference to any religion.The students loved it and they found it very helpful for relaxing their body and quieting their mind. One of the professors objected to starting my classes with meditation in a state university. It took the turn of a scandal. According to me, I was not violating any law as meditation is not religious. In his eyes, I was trying to convert the students to follow a religion. This situation presented a great learning opportunity for me to apply compassion to my apparently adversarial colleague.I requested him to visit my class any day and then make a judgment about what I was doing. He accepted my invitation and it resulted in a respectful and cordial genuine relationship. Practicing compassion has made me humble and has helped me keep my heart open to relate to others with no expectation in return.