Wang Ming wrote: "A great person regards Heaven, Earth, and the myriad things as one body. Such a person regards the world as one family and regards the nation as one person. Those who make a cleavage between objects and distinguish between the self and others are small people." Once we realize that we are all of basically one nature, made from the same ch'i, compassion comes naturally to us.

Daniel C. Maguire, Sacred Energies