“What is not love is always fear, and nothing else.”
—A Course in Miracles
We have a tendency to think that inner compassion is just giving food, money, clothes or anything that makes people happy and comfortable in their daily lives. Subsequently, very often we are giving some money for different organizations or projects. But inside us we feel in our hearts that something is missing; we know intuitively that this is not compassion.
In 1962, some of Bertrand Russell’s books were banned in India by the Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Bertrand Russell had reacted to India’s invasion of Goa and Jawaharlal Nehru was obviously upset about it. Russell said, “Where is your compassion now? Your compassion was just political. You are all Ghandians, aren’t you? Your nonviolence was just political. You are talking about nonviolence but when the moment comes you become violent!”
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