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~Karuna~

Karuna typically translates as “compassion” in English and is a concept used in the spiritual paths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The word comes from the Sanskrit kara, meaning “to do” or “to make,” indicating an action-based form of compassion, rather than the pity or sadness associated with the English word. Karuna is the doing of something to alleviate suffering.

Karuna is a key element of the yogic path, opening the door to the enlightenment and oneness with the universe.

~Bindu~

Bindu is a Sanskrit term directly translated as “point’”or “dot.” Bindu has a rich variety of meaning depending on the context, but it is primarily regarded in Indian religions and philosophies as the point from which all creation begins and is ultimately unified.

In Tantrism, bindu is understood as an expression of the highest consciousness, symbolic of both Shiva and Shakti, the source of creation and divine feminine energy respectively. Bindu may also refer to the silent point that is the source of all sacred sound.

The feminine version of the word is bindi, denoting a small ornamental dot affixed to the forehead as a devotional ritual in Hinduism.

The bindi dot is considered to represent bindu, the point of universal consciousness from which the universe originates. Most yantras and mandalas (ritual designs, often circular or geometric) also have the bindu at their center.