Compassion
(from Latin: “co-suffering”) is a virtue

—one in which the emotional capacities of empathy and sympathy (for the suffering of others) are regarded as a cornerstone of greater social interconnectedness and humanism

—equivalent to the highest principles in philosophy, society, and personhood.

There is an aspect of compassion which regards a quantitative dimension, such that individual’s compassion is often given a property of “depth,” “vigour,” or “passion.”

More vigorous than empathy, the feeling commonly gives rise to an active desire to alleviate another’s suffering. It is often, though not inevitably, the key component in what manifests in the social context as altruism.

In ethical terms, the various expressions down the ages of the so-called Golden Rule embody by implication the principle of compassion: Do to others what you would have them do to you.

The English noun compassion, meaning to suffer together with, comes from the Latin. Its prefix com- comes directly from com, an archaic version of the Latin preposition and affix cum (= with); the -passion segment is derived from passus, past participle of the deponent verb patior, patī, passus sum.

Compassion is thus related in origin, form and meaning to the English noun patient (= one who suffers), from patiens, present participle of the same patior, and is akin to the Greek verb πάσχειν (= paskhein, to suffer) and to its cognate noun πάθος (= pathos).

Ranked a great virtue in numerous philosophies, compassion is considered in all the major religious traditions as among the greatest of virtues.

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Strahlung, M.Hofheinz-Döring, Hinterglasmalerei, 1962 (WV-Nr.1696)
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I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
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Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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Comments

  • salena
    salenaover 4 years ago

    I love their expressions!! Beautifull!

  • THANK YOU KINDLY SALENA…:)

    – Tammera

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 4 years ago

    Stunning creation-love you text explaining your art-work.

  • THANK YOU DEAR RENATE…SO GLAD YOU ALSO ENJOY THE TEXT…;)

    – Tammera

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 4 years ago

    fabulous colors. very emotional.

  • THAN YOU EVER SO KINDLY LISABETH…:)

    – Tammera

  • KEZMO
    KEZMOover 4 years ago

    EXCELLENT

  • THANK YOU KINDLY KEZMO…;)

    – Tammera

  • Kendra Taber
    Kendra Taberover 4 years ago

    wonderful creation!

  • THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH KENDRA…:)
    LOVE YOUR NAME..:)

    – Tammera

  • Alateia
    Alateiaover 4 years ago

  • WHOO HOO
    A FEATURE…
    THANK YOU EVER SO KINDLY FOR THE HONOR OF A FEATURE IN THE GROUP….:)
    JUST LOVE THIS BANNER TOO…:)

    – Tammera

  • Martin Muir
    Martin Muirover 4 years ago

    wonderful picture Tammera,great colours and figure placement…great :)

  • THANK YOU EVER SO MARTIN…:)

    – Tammera

  • * RoyAllenHunt *
    * RoyAllenHunt *over 4 years ago

    I identify closely with this image. The touch the embrace. Holding another close to your heart so that its rhythm is completely shared and the moment however filled, is bourne by both souls and the passage to the next moment, the next breath is somewhat eased. Beautifully interpreted and the colors blues, purpule, green are so emotional.

  • AWW..THANK YOU EVER SO ROY …./

    THIS IS A RE-WORK DIGITAL OF A PUBLIC DOMAIN PIECE…
    AS LISTED IN MY DESCRIPTION…

    I SO DO APPRECIATE YOUR KIND AND INSIGHTFUL COMMENT… AND YOUR APPRECIATION OF MY WORK>>>:)

    – Tammera

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    July 16,2010 Congratulation!

    Wonderful art.

  • FEATURED!!!….
    THANK YOU = EVER SO KINDLY FOR THIS HONOR OF A FEATURE IN THE GROUP….;)

    – Tammera

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 4 years ago

    Your welcome :)

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