“You may argue: compassion causes us so much suffering, why force it to arise? Yet when one sees how…”

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“You may argue: compassion causes us so much suffering, why force it to arise? Yet when one sees how much the world suffers, how can this suffering from compassion be considered great? If the suffering of one ends the suffering of many, then one who has compassion for others and himself must cause that suffering to arise.”

Śāntideva, Bodhicaryāvatāra, Crosby & Skilton tr. (8:104-105)
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