On January 13, 2010 I posted on my facebook page a quote from J. Krishnamurty. I present below the quote and the ensuing responses as relevant background to the question of compassion.
"The mind can pursue sensations, desires, but it cannot pursue love. Love must come to the mind. And, when once love is there, it has no division as sensuous and divine: it is love. That is the extraordinary thing about love: it is the only quality that brings a total comprehension of the whole of existence.” ~~ Jiddu Krishnamurti