Compassion - an essential subject
One should have compassion for the people in general, who are suffering due to forgetfulness of Kṛṣṇa. One who is interested in his own salvation is not as advanced in Kṛṣṇa consciousness as one who feels compassion for others and who therefore propagates the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. Even though one is in the renounced order, one who is advanced certainly feels compassion for suffering living entities. One should certainly neglect his own personal interests, although they may be very important, to protect one who has surrendered.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Compassion category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 10 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|It is a gentleman's greatest duty to be compassionate upon a person who is distressed. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.27.26)|
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