Wednesday, April 12, 2017


We can also approach
the importance of compassion 
through intelligent reasoning.
If I help another person, 
and show concerns for
him or her, 
then I myself
will benefit from that.
However, if I harm others,
eventually I will be in trouble.
I often joke, half sincerely
and half seriously, saying
that if we wish to be truly selfish, 
then we should be wisely selfish
rather than foolishly selfish.
Our Intelligence can help
to adjust our attitude in this
respect. If we use it well,
we can gain insights as to
how we can fulfill our own
self-interest by leading a 
compassionate way of life.

H.H. the XIVth Dalai Lama

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