Is it possible to exhibit extreme compassion for one particular group of sentient beings in this world to help them in their worldly suffering, at the risk of overall bodhicitta (if I use the word correctly)? Can one perform work as a nurse, child or homeless welfare worker, animal rescuer, out of extreme compassion for them, and yet maintain the bodhisattva vow out of compassion for all sentient beings? That is, is it wrong to "specialize" in this world, and feel their pain and want to help? Or is this a totally stupid question?
I heard that whatever we do in daily life (even we cannot feed all sentient beings), when benefitting others is without the limitations of self interess, this will eliminate experienced suffering.
In that way the more action, speech mind for the welfare of others, joy, love and compassion can blossom in equanimity.
Then when all our selfconcern, self reputation are exhausted, compassion is fully and so unhindered, since there is no clinging, there is no bias.
ps: This should be like being in love with all and everyone. Maha Valentine!