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The virtue of compassion is very dear to me because it was the essence of my
experience in my first Shaktipat Intensive. I was meditating, when I felt as if an enormous ocean wave was coming toward me. I became very afraid. However, when the wave crashed over me and I was submerged, I discovered that it was a wave of pure compassion. My sense of self and the world disappeared, and nothing existed but compassion—not compassion for anyone or anything in particular, just pure compassion.
When I emerged from this meditation, I felt, as Gurumayi says in this passage, "completely renewed," and my understanding of myself and the universe was forever changed.
I feel blessed by the ways of grace. Just today, my supervisor and I were discussing empathy in my work in psychology. As I contemplated the virtue
, I began to realize that my empathy sometimes borders on pity. I also saw that grace has given me the tools to be truly compassionate and to connect with divinity no matter what the emotional state of the people I work with.
Thank you, Gurumayi.
At the time my mother passed away, I shared many tender moments with others, including my stepdad to whom I had not been particularly close. We shared embraces, tears, and gentle, sweet words. I experienced an enormous presence of inner stillness, deep love between us, and Gurumayi's divine grace and blessings. For me, this was the golden virtue of compassion in action.
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