Thought of the week
Virtue that is filled with loving-kindness and compassion
Is generosity when practiced for the sake of beings.
It is discipline when free from self-concern
And patience when untiring for the sake of others.
It is diligence when done with vibrant joy
And concentration when enacted with one-pointed mindfulness.
It is wisdom when there is no clinging to the reality of things.
From virtue such as this the six perfections never separate.
JIGME LINGPA (1729-1798)
The Treasury of Precious Qualities, verses 71 and 72