People say, âHave compassion. Be compassionateâ That means have compassion for somebody. If you ever want to be compassionate, be compassionate to yourself. Others can handle their life. It is your life, and you are supposed to handle it and that is called Divinity of God.
In your total behavior as a human being, you have learned one thingâto be compassionate. Every religion teaches it: be compassionate to others. Be serviceful to others, be kind to others, but always be compassionate to yourself. Be good to others, be helpful to others, be friendly to othersâall adjectives are all right, but never be compassionate to anybody when you are not compassionate yourself. You are totally a hypocrite.
Hypocrisy means when you are not real or you are pretending to be real when you are not real. It will happen only when you are not compassionate to yourself, because the fourth center guarantees to be either compassionate or passionate to yourself. It does not allow this for anybody else. Passion and compassion are two sides of the same coin, and they are for the self. If I am not passionately in love of myself I cannot love anybody truly. If I am not compassionate to myself, I will understand nothing, period.
â¨ ~ #yogibhajan // Excerpts from a lecture given on February 12, 1991 in Los Angeles, CA on Compassion and the Heart Chakra ð image of #avalokiteÅvara , Bodhisattva of Compassion â¡ï¸ #truthbombs #realtalk #loveyourself #starwateryoga