True compassion is ruthless, from ego's point of view, because it does not consider ego's drive to maintain itself. It is "crazy wisdom." It is totally wise, but it is crazy as well, because it does not relate to ego's literal and simple-minded attempts to secure its own comfort.

Chogyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa, John Baker, editor, Marvin Casper, editor