Buddha says: Compassion is good when it follows awareness, otherwise it is not good. Compassion without awareness is dangerous, and awareness without compassion is selfish.
So Buddha says: A perfect Buddha will have both – awareness and compassion. If you become aware and you forget about others and you say, ”Why should I bother?
Now I am happy,” you close your eyes, you don’t help others, you don’t help others to become aware – then you are selfish, then a deep ego still exists.
Awareness kills half the ego, and the other half is killed by compassion. Between these two, the ego is utterly destroyed. And when a man has become a no-self, he has become a Buddha.