594. Justice and compassion

Justice is not the opposite of Compassion;

Compassion is not the opposite of justice.

Justice feels justified in perfecting imperfection.

Compassion feels justified in giving

A new chance,

A new hope,

A new dawn,

To the culprit in weakness-night.

From:Sri Chinmoy,Transcendence-Perfection, Agni Press, 1975
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