WHENEVER there is separateness and selfishness, Theosophy teaches, there will always be suffering.
This is why we need to continually try to practice Divine Compassion, “the law of laws,” as urged in The Voice of the Silence, and all that implies about our daily actions.
“Compassion is no attribute, it is the LAW of LAWS — eternal Harmony —
“… a shoreless universal essence, the light of everlasting Right, and fitness of all things — the law of love eternal.”
A feeling of true, universal compassion and caring for others can never dissolve into either separateness or selfish pride. Says the Voice of the Silence of The Buddha: “The esoteric school teaches that Gautama Buddha with several of his Arhats is such a Nirmânakâya, higher than whom, on account of the great renunciation and sacrifice to mankind there is none known.”
According to the H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, “compassion is something really worthwhile.”
It is not just a religious or spiritual subject, not a matter of ideology. It is not a luxury. It is a necessity.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.