Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
The Buddha became enlightened through developing boundless compassion. Our path too, should be based on compassionate commitment to free all living beings from suffering. True compassion should be directed impartially to those close to us, those whom we perceive as strangers, and especially to those whom we think of as our enemies. These teachings allow us to achieve freedom from suffering and ignorance. In an absolute sense, compassion is the awakened nature of mind.