Monday, February 11, 2008

Self and Others

As you wish to be happy, so you should wish others to be happy too.
As you wish to be free from suffering, so you should wish that all
beings may also be free from suffering. You should think, âMay all
living creatures find happiness and the cause of happiness. May they
be free from suffering and the cause of suffering. May they always
have perfect happiness free from suffering. May they live in
equanimity, without attachment or hatred but with love towards all
without any discrimination.â

To feel overflowing love and almost unbearable compassion for all
living creatures is the best way to fulfil the wishes of all the
Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. Even if for the moment you cannot actually
help anyone in an external way, meditate on love and compassion
constantly over the months and years until compassion is knit
inseparably into the very fabric of your mind.

âDilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

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