Excerpts from a lecture given on 7/11/86
What is that one thing that qualifies a human to be human? The only beautiful thing which makes you human is compassion. Without it you are worth nothing.
Just think about it. Think of vengeance. Think of lies. Think of truth. Think of God. Think of greatness. Think of anything. Take compassion out of it, and you'll find everything is bitter. There is absolutely no grace without compassion. Let us discuss. Let us have a good debate.
Student: Well, everybody should have compassion.