26 August, 2010

Guruji's Knowledge Sheet: Compassion and Karma

There are two types of compassion. One is the compassion of the wise, one is that of the ignorant.

An ignorant person's compassion is on the fruit of an action whereas a wise person's compassion is towards the non-availability of knowledge. Compassion for suffering shows ignorance. Suffering comes because of karma, and if you believe in karma, where is compassion? One reaps the fruit of one's actions.

If a judge has compassion for all the offenders then the jails will be empty. At the same time, are the judges cruel to the offenders? No; the judges' compassion is for the non-availability of knowledge, not for the suffering of the criminals. It is their karma.

Often people think compassion is an act, an action. Know that compassion is your very nature. Then you will see that karma and compassion are not contradictory but complement each other.

Suppose two people come to a hospital. One is suffering from starvation, the other is ill from overeating. What type of compassion should the doctor have towards each of them? This is a riddle for you to solve!

- Sri Sri

|| Jai Guru Dev ||

SUTRA: "The most wonderful thing on the planet is to have tears of love, tears of gratitude. That makes our life rich and fulfilled." - Sri Sri... 

1. What to do if your commitment is boring?

Commitment has value when things are not so charming. When things are interesting you do not need commitment at all. You never say you are committed to doing something that is very interesting or charming.

2. Learning is inevitable. By doing things right you learn, and by doing things wrong you also learn. From every situation, from everybody, you learn either what to do or what not to do. Either by mistakes or by doing things correctly, you cannot but learn. Learning is inevitable.
It is only when you sleep that you do not learn. And if you are asleep in your life, there is neither pain nor pleasure nor learning. Most people are in such deep slumber. That is why many people do not even make an effort to get out of pain.

3. Question: How to improve patience?
Sri Sri: Can I tell you next year? (Laughter)

4. Question: How to improve memory?
Sri Sri: Ask me this question later. (Laughter)

|| Jai Guru Dev ||

Sutra: To increase intelligence, you need to observe some silence. Silence is the mother of all invention. Take few moments, hours, days of silence."
- Sri Sri...


  1. Last two answers from Guruji excellent.

  2. Namaste beautiful lady... this is a VERY powerful post and one that has boggled my mind.
    ..but of course this is the Truth.

    Sri Sri's answers to #3 and #4... hahahahaha!!! Beautiful!