Dienstag, 28. März 2017

a man with an immense compassion for all mankind

“But behind all that strength, and behind what appears to be ruthlessness, I saw something else. If need be, he could probably be brutal and ruthless, but only in the way that a surgeon is ruthless and brutal when he has the job of removing a malignant growth. Behind all that decision, and all that strength, I caught a glimpse of a man with an immense compassion for all mankind. There is a gentleness, patience and compassion there, as well as a great strength. There is also plenty of mirth and laughter as well as determination and decision. But the word which came to my mind first and which remained with me all the time that I was with him, was the word ‘compassion’. He made me think of the Buddha as he sat cross-legged on that divan and, for me, Buddha is a wise teacher, very richly endowed with compassion.”
Dr. Kenneth Walker

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