Compassion

Seek to do brave and lovely things that are left
undone by the majority of people. Give gifts of love
and peace to those whom others pass by.

–Paramahansa Yogananda, SRF Lesson

Compassion

Let the ugliness of unkindness in others impel
me to make myself beautiful with loving-kindness.
May harsh speech from my companions remind
me to use sweet words always. If stones from evil
minds are cast at me, let me send in return only
missiles of goodwill.
As a jasmine vine sheds its flowers over the hands
delivering ax blows at its roots, so, on all who act
inimically toward me may I shower the blossoms of
forgiveness.

–Paramahansa Yogananda, “Whispers from Eternity”

Know, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God

Romans 8:37-39

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:7-8

Compassion

Thy divine light is hidden in even the most
vicious and gloom-shrouded man, waiting to shine
forth under the proper conditions: the keeping of
good company, and ardent desires for self-betterment.

We thank Thee that no sin is unforgivable, no evil
insuperable; for the world of relativity does not
contain absolutes.

Direct me, O Heavenly Father, that I awaken Thy
bewildered ones to the consciousness of their native
purity, immortality, and celestial sonhood.

–Paramahansa Yogananda, “Whispers from Eternity”

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