Compassionate spirituality constitutes a fundamental component and teaching in Buddhism. Buddhism is a religious system which encompasses a whole philosophy, promoting a distinguished way of life. According to Murti, (2013), there is an assortment of traditions, convictions and spiritual and mental practices which focus on the moral perspective of life, mindfulness with profound consciousness and awareness of thoughts, emotions and actions, and also reinforcement of compassion, patience and wisdom. Regarding Buddhist skepticism, compassion comprises qualities of unselfish altruism, sympathy, affection, empathy, sharing, caring, understanding and experiencing collectively the pain or a challenging condition.
Therefore, the essential concept of compassion through Buddhist perspective is to suffer together and be identified with others. Subsequently, according to, the pursuit of real happiness through compassion is emphasized in Buddhism’s central principal called ‘The Four Noble Truths’. It’s a doctrine that focus on analyzing suffering and its stages through which physical and emotional desensitization from impermanent experiences, pleasures, detrimental thoughts around death and various factors of life are attainable. The First Noble Truth mentions the fact that life is awash from suffering, owing to psychological issues (depression, anger, aggression, loneliness), physical suffering related to diseases and pains and the pessimism and deficiency of a positive approach of aging and death. The Second Noble Truth is associated with suffering which is provoked by antipathy and craving. People’s compassion should vanquish selfishness and strict expectations from others and their wanting about a happy life should be revised. The Third Noble Truth comes when suffering and wasted cravings are eliminated learning how to live for the moment without taking into consideration the past periods or future. Thus, there is plenty of time to help and empathize others. Eventually, The Fourth Noble Truth signifies the end of suffering.
Afterwards, morality and happiness are consequent of mindfulness and cultivation of wisdom and continual compassion for other people. It should be intensified that compassionate expression is authentic and successful if people understand themselves, in order to understand, empathize and help others. So, the aforementioned stages comprise a life guidance that leads to compassion and contentment as long as there is catharsis of suffering. According to Buddhist perspective, the coexistence of compassion and wisdom is the basis for the emotional therapy. Compassion is also combined with love-kindness, empathetic joy and equanimity which are the four fundamental attitudes of Buddhist tradition. It arises as purification of mind and self-protection through the Eight-fold Path which includes action, right thought, speech, effort, right livelihood and concentration.
Finally, compassionate heart obtains spiritual freedom, approaches self and others as inseparable and pursues to trace the deep and natural strengths of mind.