Mercy is having concern or compassion for self, others, and our natural environment.
In spiritual practice, it comes in two forms.
The first is based on extending loving kindness and assistance to alleviate pain, suffering and disharmony in the world.
In our tradition, this practice of compassion includes all the humans, animals, and spirits in this universe, with no one left out.
The second form of compassion is to train our minds through meditation and other disciplines to experience and adapt to the “beyond conception” and “beyond judgement” states of mind.
This is the natural, open, clear, boundless, powerful, blissful state of mind inherent in all human beings.
We then incorporate this realization into our life’s activities, our death and our future rebirths in the human condition.