The Buddha championed living with compassion and care for others. Compassion commonly translates to karuna, a term familiar to many Buddhist practitioners. Surprisingly, the Buddha did not evoke karuna in his teachings on a life benefitting others. For this he evoked the concept of anukampa, i.e., “care.”
This evening talk and meditation will consider the difference between karuna and anukampa, including why “care” might be a more fundamental emotion and motivation than compassion for a life devoted to the welfare and benefit of the world. It is anukampa that is most closely related to liberation.
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