WHOLE DUDE – WHOLE COMPASSION :
Lord Gautama Buddha also known as Prince Siddhartha married at age 16 leading a life of luxury and comfort in a royal palace. While he took a fateful chariot trip outside the palace, for the first time in his life, Prince Siddhartha witnessed irremediable human suffering in the form of physical disability, sickness, old age, and death. He left the palace at the age of 29 leaving behind his young wife and infant son. His departure from the palace in search of Truth to discover a remedy for human pain and suffering demonstrates the uplifting power of Compassion. Sympathy( sym=together + pati=suffer ) describes the emotional feelings of sorrow for the sufferings or troubles of another person or others accompanied by an urge to help. Compassion describes an understanding arising from the sameness of feeling. Compassion is the key to true or real human nature. A Whole Dude or a Whole Person is Compassionate because of his true or innate human nature. Man may choose a course of action and behavior that is derived from his thoughts, feelings, moods, and desires. But, man’s existence is entirely supported by a Force/Energy/Power that could be called Compassion/Mercy/Grace of LORD GOD Creator.