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A.Word.a.Day: Karuna

I love A.Word.A.Day. You will see it down there at the very top of my blogroll. They send me an e-mail every day with a new word, where it came from and how it is pronounced and used. I’m pretty good with words, and AWAD challenges me to keep growing. Love it. You can subscribe by clicking the blue words above or clicking on A.Word.A.Day in the Blogroll. Today’s word:

karuna (KUH-roo-na) noun

Loving compassion.

[From Sanskrit karuna (compassion).]

“Once we experience and feel this inter-dependence of all living beings,
we will cease to hurt, humiliate, exploit and kill another. We will want
to free all sentient beings from suffering. This is karuna, compassion,
which in turn gives rise to the responsibility to create happiness and
its causes for all.”
Suresh Jindal; Interdependence of All Living Beings; The Times of India
(New Delhi); Nov 13, 2003.

March 21, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Character, Spiritual, Words


  1. Love it. Great word.

    Comment by harmonie22 | March 21, 2008 | Reply

  2. Surprising! The college (from where I graduated) is called Karunya (Which I believe is derived from Karuna) but they didn’t teach us about compassion 😦

    Comment by Joel | March 21, 2008 | Reply

  3. Love this phrase: inter-dependence of all living beings

    Also love the music of the word–Karuna 😀 Now this is a good name for future kid…or pet…or plant…or gadget (yes i tend to name all my favorite stuff :D)

    Thanks for sharing the site, i subscribed

    Comment by Mirror Polisher | March 22, 2008 | Reply

  4. Harmonie22, isn’t it!

    No kidding – Joel, that is sad!

    I love it, too. could not resist sharing it with you! 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 22, 2008 | Reply

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