Thursday, July 6, 2017

Wise selfishness............................

"So as you rightly mentioned, a self-centered attitude is the source of the problem.  We have to take care of ourselves without selfishly taking care of ourselves.  If we don't take care of ourselves, we cannot survive.  We need to do that.  We should have wise selfishness rather than foolish selfishness.  Foolish selfishness means you just think only of yourself, don't care about others, bully others, exploit others.  In fact, taking care of others, helping others, ultimately is the way to discover your own joy and to have a happy life.  So that is what I call wise selfishness."

-The Dalai Lama

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