The Buddha keenly understands various sufferings as though his own children were experiencing them. Sorrow and empathy well from his life. A Buddha is a person of compassion. Josei Toda said, ‘Compassion is not a Buddhist austerity. It is something that should be expressed unconsciously and naturally in one’s actions, and in working of one’s heart. The Buddha knows no path of living apart from the of living with compassion.
(Credit Daisaku Ikeda for the philosophy)