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ramana_maharshi

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Sri RamaKrishna about Compassion and attachment
« on: April 23, 2010, 06:25:21 AM »
Whatever work Vidyasagara has done for others has been very good and helpful. To be kind and compassionate is also good; but there is a difference between compassion and attachment.Compassion is good, but attachment is not. Attachment is love for wife, children, brother, sister, father, mother and other relatives, while true compassion is equal love for all living creatures.

Mahendra: Is compassion also a bondage?

Ramakrishna: This question is not for ordinary mortals.Compassion is the result of the Sattwa quality. The Sattwa quality is protective, the Rajas quality is creative, and Tamas is destructive: but Brahman the Absolute is beyond these three qualities, Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas. It is also beyond Prakriti or nature. Where there is absolute Reality, no quality of nature can reach. As a thief cannot go to the exact spot where the treasure is, because he is afraid of being caught, so Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas, like thieves, cannot go to the realm where, is the treasure of the Absolute. [p. 253]

Source: THE GOSPEL OF RAMAKRISHNA Revised by SWAMI ABHEDANANDA

Subramanian.R

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Re: Sri RamaKrishna about Compassion and attachment
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 09:54:51 AM »
Brahman is Nirguna, where there are no gunas, sattva, rajas,
and tamas.

Arunachala Siva.