Then what is „feeling“? Can it always be determined whether we feel or not? Whether we are only subject to the imitation of feelings by our mind? A deception that he has designed to free himself from his pain. We can make it out clearly only with one feeling: The compassion. Only compassion in connection with selfless action can be identified one hundred percent as a „real“ feeling. Everything else must always be suspected to serve only the extinction of our own pain and thus to be only variations of not feeling. The love, the joy, the sorrow….
Only if I act for the other person and enjoy no benefits from it – no thanks, no money, no good reputation, no image gain; no one finds out about my deed and it is still connected with a personal sacrifice. An action that may even bring me disadvantages, because giving out of abundance is easy. -, then I really feel. Then I can be sure that I am able to feel at all.