Monday, February 25, 2013

Genuine Compassion: quote from the Dalai Lama

Begin quote from his Holiness "The Dalai Lama":

"Genuine compassion is based not on our own projections and expectations but rather on the rights of the other: irrespective of whether another person is a close friend or an enemy, as long as that person wishes for peace and happiness and wishes to overcome suffering, then on that basis we develop a genuine concern for his or her problems. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

end quote from his Holiness, The Dalai Lama on the back cover of "The Wisdom of Compassion" by Victor Chan.

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