Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
Altruism, Matthieu Ricard’s new masterwork, presents a global vision based on decades of personal experience and insight, a road map for the 21st century. This English translation of his best-selling book will be available in late May-early June.
if one were to summarize the Buddha's teaching in one word, we would have to say that it is universal interdependence, of which nonviolence is a natural consequence. Since we are all dependent on each other and all other beings want to be happy and not suffer, just as I do, my personal happiness and suffering are inextricably linked with those of others.
This nonviolence does not mean weakness or passivity. It is the deliberate choice of altruism in all our thoughts and actions, so that it becomes inconceivable to knowingly harm others.
FOURTEENTH DALAI LAMA, TENZIN GYATSO (b. 1936)
Fourteenth Dalai Lama: teachings in Amaravati, India, 2005
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