A generous share here mentioned a Pali-word distinction, a huge and big topic not really on the level of sanna (perception), but the road bond to the world or beyond.

What's a good explaining between all kinds of being "touched", pity, empathy... and could it be even matched with a word only to do not get it wrong?

"Touched" where, is something karuna? Touched where a burden, grief and even guide to more?

(Note that this challenge is not given for trade, exchange, stacks and entertaining, nor to increase being touched at the wrong place, but for upward and liberation only)

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  • bikkhu bodhi talked about karuna and anukampam yesterday youtube.com/watch?v=uOX3z92xiGw and youtube.com/watch?v=KOxBQb3OgFQ – user12901 Jun 2 at 7:19
  • so, the ka of karuna means it is an action, like the ka in karma, here from metta. metta=feeling friendly towards people, karuna=actions from this friendliness. Anukampam is knowledge that puthujjanas are in samsara, but without feeling sad about it (this is what ppl use ''com-passion'' [involving passivity, emotion, pathos] do not understand, for them knowing means having feeling, so for them knowing dukkha means feeling sad) and the actions from this knowledge, so it is mostly teaching the dhamma in order to get some puthujjanas to reach nibanna, especially when we talk about the buddha. – user12901 Jun 2 at 7:42
  • as bikkhu bodhi says, mahakaruna as the great compassion that the buddha has comes from the commentary. – user12901 Jun 2 at 7:43
  • Surely useful answers possible, if given... – Samana Johann Jun 7 at 16:42

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