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karuna

[kuh-roo-nah] /ˈkʌ rʊˌnɑ/
noun, Buddhism.
1.
the universal compassion of a Bodhisattva.
Origin of karuna
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50, karuna is from the Sanskrit word karuṇā
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