Sinem Hürmeydan
8 minutes

How beautiful some adjectives are… Moreover, if an adjective carries mercy in its depth and even in its expression…


Derived from the Arabic root “rhm”: A mother’s in your womb like the life that comes into being; like the mother who surrounds that life, who cares for it, who is devoted to treating it with compassion, who looks at her child with compassion… Rahmat says Isfahani, “it is a sensitivity/sensitivity that requires doing good to the merciful.” Thus, mercy, being a divine bestowal from the owner of mercy, is at the same time an entrustment to man. Thus, when mercy turns from human to human, animal, nature, space and time, it takes on a state of compassion, inner feeling, compassion, which we believe is a healing of wounds. Ointment like mercy.


The root of this word, which approximates “compassion” in English and “compati” in Latin, is “pati”, meaning to suffer… An example of the gentle touch of languages, of words expressing themselves… When the word assumes the prefix “com” suffer together The meaning evolves so that somewhere a soul becomes one with the state of another soul, the self-condemned ego of the soul turns from hearing its own voice to a hearing that transcends itself in the form of “we”.


However, no other word than “mercy” can fully describe compassion. For example, in Western psychology compassion-focused therapy The concept, which is often translated into Turkish as compassion-focused therapy translates as. Even though compassion is a graceful face of mercy, mercy is not only manifested on the horizontal axis, but it is in contact with the transcendent; it points to a compassion that encompasses, protects, protects, and matures. Compassion evokes a state of spatial and temporal proximity between the being to whom compassion is directed and the compassionate subject. However, compassion is multiplied as a state that is independent of the physical proximity of the being it is directed towards, that transcends the section of our linear perception of time that we call “now”, and that embraces the kind of time that Muhammad Iqbal defines as pure continuity that expresses a change without sequence.

Other concepts related to compassion are also emphasized in the literature: Sympathy, empathy and emotional contagion… In their studies on monkeys regarding empathy, Rizzolatti et al. mirror neuronsin the F5 region of their premotor cortex: They show that neurons in the F5 region of the premotor cortex of monkeys fire when they perform an action and when they observe another monkey or researcher performing the same action. Later studies with humans have reached similar conclusions for mirror neurons: One study, for example, showed that the so-called pain matrix , which consists of areas of the brain that process physical pain, was activated both when participants directly experienced pain themselves and when they witnessed their partners experiencing pain.

Unlike compassion or empathy, sympathy, on the other hand, refers to a person’s cognitive understanding of their interlocutor’s pain and sadness, even if they do not feel it with the same emotional intensity. I may not feel the same pain as my friend when her cat is injured, but I understand her pain and sympathize with her to alleviate her suffering. There is also talk of emotional contagion, with one study showing that when one baby in the same room starts crying, the others start crying in unison. In this context, compassion is free from empathy, which often emerges as an automatic nervous response; from passive sympathy, which is shaped by the subject-object distinction between the sympathizer and the sympathized; or from some kind of emotional contagionin which the distinction between self and other is erased, but it is a state that beautifies these concepts by taking them under its wing. Therefore, it also describes an active effort of action to alleviate the suffering of one’s interlocutor while maintaining a healthy separation between the self and the other, without attributing the accompanying emotions to oneself, without turning feelings mixed with pity and compassion into a matter of self-gratification.

But is compassion innate?

Dacher Keltner of the University of California, Berkeley the instinct for compassion that compassion is a natural and automatic response that ensures our survival. According to this evolution-based view, compassion is defined as a distinct emotional state or trait that makes it possible to promote the well-being of vulnerable offspring, to cooperate with non-kin, and as a desirable quality in the mate selection process. In The Descent of Man, Darwin emphasizes the social and maternal impulses, which are far more powerful than any other instinct or motive, arguing that communities with the most understanding, sympathetic members will thrive and reproduce best. Addressing these points, Emma Sappala goes beyond the common view of survival of the fittest to highlight a lesser-known fact that defines Darwin’s work: Survival of the fittest.

From where to where… The creation that started from the place where the Creator mercifully said “be”, permeates the existence of all living beings thanks to the ancient and permanent mercy. As we said at the very beginning, no word other than compassion covers compassion, the concepts it resembles can only touch one aspect of it; they are incomplete, mechanical and inadequate in describing the cavern that gushes in our hearts compared to compassion. Because compassion is manifested as a goal, a state of being that encompasses these concepts, but is also exclusive of the sum of them, to which all emotions and sensations are directed.

Even though it has been scrutinized through countless experiments and countless studies, unless the eyes return to the source of compassion, unless the eyes become the heart, and unless the heart sees with the eyes of the heart, people think they understand compassion. However, when seen with clairvoyance, it shouts like the day that where there is no mercy, there is no life: The dry soil comes to life with the rain we call mercy, the seeds explode under the ground, just as that eternal first point exploded and formed the universe in stages, with the mercy of the owner of mercy, who is in “amâ, above which and on the throne of which there is no air”…It sprouts with it, a dry, lifeless seed grain of one time turns green; with it, the sprout splits the soil with its spindly body and quietly extends its head, as the sun’s glare hits its face sweetly, and it stops to blossom. That green bud that emerges from the root of a geranium forgotten in a pot when all its branches are yellowing, the bud becomes hope with compassion just where you thought it was over.

Dead hearts are revived with compassion: Like caressing a child’s head… Like carrying the bags in the hands of an old uncle limping along leaning on his cane to his destination… Like coming across a strange snail on the road, which has lost its way in the world of giants compared to its size, and gently leaving it in the coolness of a garden… Like not turning down the hand extended by a human brother whom he has never met and whom he has remembered forever…

The lowliest state of the self, which is folded in on itself, preoccupied with itself as if it were playing with a dream, and always complaining, takes on an exquisite form with compassion. As long as one sincerely participates in the feelings of another person, not as if to make something for oneself, as long as one tries to cure the grief one witnesses with all one’s might, as long as one puts oneself aside for a moment and melts in one’s interlocutor, one becomes different. Thanks to that compassion, as he heals the other person, that transparent energy that overflows from his ego spreads to everything around him, including himself; he heals everyone and everything.

Compassion is the most beautiful of the emotions that flow from heart to heart; this is the reason for the crowds of friends that gather around a creature that treats with compassion…

The relationship of motherhood to the womb, and of the womb to mercy, under whose feet the creative power has placed paradise, evokes the dialectical structure of compassion: The eternal creative tension between the unity of the body in which the seed of humanity is concealed and the duality that inhabits the one body offers inspiring clues to human existence. And all inspirations flow into the world from the realm of colors, sounds and words where compassion is dominant; from the realm of possibilities that we know but cannot see, the rays of mercy seep in through a curtain that opens to the present; thus illuminating the mind and heart of the writer who is waiting to write with his head between his palms, and the thoughts become ink and drip onto the paper from the tip of his pen, and the word writes itself.

And compassion

The only attribute that God has made a principle for Himself, the only attribute that He has made obligatory, the only hope that He holds Himself responsible for, the only hope that He inspires as if to sprinkle water on the heart of all creation, the eternal and everlasting promise of the One who will not break His word. Compassion

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