Ven. Ayya Khema on compassion
- "Compassion can be an excellent starting point for love. If one can
arouse in oneself a genuine feeling for another person, realizing how
difficult the situation must be for them, what may be happening, then
from there it's not such a far cry to having a feeling of lovingness
towards that person."
Ayya Khema, "Being Nobody, Going Nowhere: Meditations on the Buddhist
Path", Wisdom Publications, 1987.
May this be of benefit.