Our true nature Ultimately, what is our true nature? It is compassion and wisdom, this is our true nature. Although many people have lost, forgotten, or even dared not believe it, ultimately, compassion and wisdom are our true nature. They have never left us for a moment. Therefore, whenever we go against this true nature, and act with greed, anger, and ignorance, rather than trying to escape the sanctions of law or morality, we are actually escaping from our own true nature. But the problem is, we may be able to escape the sanctions of law and morality, but we can never escape the scrutiny of our true nature.