Buddhist wisdom and compassion are not separate, but two sides of the same coin. Compassion is the wish and action of relieving suffering. Suffering has several levels. Most obviously, it is physical and mental pain. Slightly more hidden, is the suffering of change, when there is no more chocolate cake, or when pleasure turns into pain, like a beautiful day at the beach resulting in sunburn. Most hidden, are deluded concepts and appearances. Grasping these deluded concepts and appearances, especially our ego, we are thrown into myriad sufferings. Recognizing this and making effort to overturn grasping onto a false ego is wisdom. In this way wisdom is the foundation for unconditional compassion. They are mutually supportive.