Different Kinds of Compassion

“There are different kinds of compassion mentioned in Buddhism, but the true compassion manifests only after we realize the nature of emptiness, after realizing egolessness. After fixation on the concept of self dissolves, the expression of that realization manifests as compassion. One could say that the ‘atmosphere’ of realizing emptiness is compassionate. The true compassion is undirected, and holds no conceptual focus. That kind of genuine, true compassion is only possible after realizing emptiness.”

Carefree Dignity, p. 156