The meaning of mercifulness


Those who have faith and believe in God always keep

mercifulness in their hearts.  To understand the meaning

of the word “mercifulness”, its two attributes must be explained. 

The first attribute is to suffer with the human race.  The second

attribute is to feel the tragedies of mankind.  Thus, mercifulness

is to take the sufferings of all humans as one’s own sufferings,

and to take the tragedies of all humans as one’s own tragedies. 

Another way of looking at mercifulness is to give joyousness

and save all souls from miseries.


Humans are Buddhas; Buddhas are humans.  Mankind is drowning

in the sea of sufferings, so Buddhas vow to ferry all those who are

drowning to the world of bliss.  Without mercifulness, there isn’t

any Buddha.