COMPASSION IS THE HEART OF DHARMA

If a man has compassion, he is Buddha;
Without compassion, he is Lord of Death,
With compassion, the root of Dharma is planted;
Without compassion, the root of Dharma is rotten.
One with compassion is kind even when angry;
One without compassion kills even as he smiles...
With compassion, one has all Dharmas;
Without compassion, one has no Dharma at all...
Therefore, all of you, renunciants and householders,
Cultivate compassion and you will achieve Buddhahood.

~ Shabkar