Love and compassion are qualities essential to our stature as true human beings, and jointly might be considered the capacities that most distinguish us from the animals, except that animals sometimes display more kindness towards one another—and towards people—than we do.
Author: Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Theravada Buddhist monk, past president of the Buddhist Publication Society, and the founder of Buddhist Global Relief (buddhistglobalrelief.org).