COMPASSION MEANS ABANDONING THE STRUGGLE OF EGO
Compassion as the key to the open way, the Mahayana, makes possible the transcendental actions of the Bodhisattva. The Bodhisattva path starts with generosity and openness - giving and openness...The main theme of the open way is that we must begin to abandon the basic struggle of ego. To be completely open, to have that kind of absolute trust in yourself is the real meaning of compassion and love.
~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche