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Compassion comes from Indian classical languages Pali (Mettā) and Sanskrit (maitrī) and are used to describe “feeling with,” A compassionate person is one who empathizes with those believed to be harmed and who is disposed to go to their aid. In Buddhism meditation practice compassion is central and known as loving-kindness meditation. Compassion is the very essence of a spiritual life and the main practice of those who have devoted their lives to attaining enlightenment. It is the root of the Three Jewels in Buddhism; take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.

In environmentalism compassion and ecological issues is closely related within the frameworks of system thinking and Earth system complexity, everything is connected. Human actions make impacts in three different ways; positive, negative or neutral. In Buddhism called Karma. An action creates therefore unpredictable effects, these can happen now or in the future, here or other places.

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