Bhakti-yogis hold that our

Bhakti-yogis hold that our human life actually begins when we understand the difference between the self and the body. But wouldnít this knowledgeódeemed so crucialócancel out the human need for compassion? Why care about suffering and oppression in the world, whenóexternal, indeed, skin deepóit has nothing to do with the real self?
Because bhakti-yogis see to the core of all human misery, the potential for their compassion is far more deep-rooted and profound. Seeking to relieve the underlying cause of all suffering rather than just its symptoms is the most intense human activity of care and love. Letís try it.

Devamrita Swami