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Mar 21, 2008
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karuna

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karuna

(KUH-roo-na) Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

noun: Loving compassion.

[From Sanskrit karuna (compassion).]

"Once we experience and feel this inter-dependence of all living beings, we will cease to hurt, humiliate, exploit and kill another. We will want to free all sentient beings from suffering. This is karuna, compassion, which in turn gives rise to the responsibility to create happiness and its causes for all."
Suresh Jindal; Interdependence of All Living Beings; The Times of India (New Delhi); Nov 13, 2003.

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When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion. -Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the U.S. (1809-1865)

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