To keep it simple: Compassion: max cooperative human survival mode, uses other emotions as required, but is usually in the driver's seat (maybe!). Parenting, community cooperative effort and caring, etc Fear/hate: Instinctive survival emotion Need/Greed: No explanation required for these two It's really simple, you are in one of these three states all the time, even when you are horey. Love/lust If compassion is not in the driver's seat what is? Practice to find out on the fly, not a perfect art though unless yer enlightened or something, I'm not, but I figure it might have been something like that with me. I'm more the brain builder/science type, not religious. Something happened and I will find out, sure it happened to lots of Buddhist nerds and geeks, haven't looked yet. Gotta practice more myself and it's a bitch to do, without a regular job!