Compassion is part of a progression - sympathy - empathy and compassion. Sympathy feels bad for another’s suffering. Empathy feels with their suffering. Compassion combines empathy with truth and wisdom - you feel the pain of another while at the same time using truth and wisdom to do what is necessary to help that person get the teachings they need for their growth process. Sympathy will try to take their pain away. Empathy will feel with their pain. Sometimes compassion may, if necessary, push a person into their pain so they can get the teaching.

Cosmic intelligence refers to the Fundamental Intelligence of the Universe. It’s an understanding from esoteric traditions that there is a great “Mind of God” that is in all things, and that the entire universe, from the Laws of nature and physics, up to the highest transcendent states of consciousness, are imbued with this underlying Intelligence.