Zen Wisdom 202

In Buddhism, what is the relationship between compassion and wisdom? It seems they always go together, like two sides of a coin. Are they necessarily a pair? Can you have one without the other? Or are they the same thing?


Wisdom can be described in two ways. One way refers to your own self. The other refers to how you relate to other sentient beings. When you use wisdom to interact with others, that is compassion. Compassion only exists in relation to others. True compassion does not exist without wisdom, and true compassion only exits when there is no self and no attachments.