Love comes and goes but Compassion is a Love which, once it comes, never goes. In Love, there is a subtle desire to get something from the other. In Compassion, there is the awareness that no one has anything to give; everyone is so poor that there is nothing they can give, and that is why there is Compassion. There is no demand in Compassion. In this state there is no desire even to give, but the effect of such Compassion is that all the doors of the heart become wide open and something spontaneously begins to be distributed.