Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines,
but the final victory comes to the one who endures.
When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world,
we lose connection with one another – and ourselves.
If your compassion does not include yourself,
it is incomplete.
Love and compassion are necessities,
Without them, humanity cannot survive.
The XIV Dalai Lama
The essence of compassion is to copy how you relate with your child (in your relationships with others).
The problem is how much you want to be the head of the family,
or the ringleader of your friends.
You know, if that ambition is not there,
but you have a genuine willingness to share,
that is precisely the concept of Sangha, or the Buddhist community,
in traditional terms.
You are willing to be friends with everybody,
but at the same time you are not particularly taking credit.
You don’t make people depend on you.
Everybody can stand on his or her own feet.
The ideal of helping is to make others independent of you.
You help them to become more independent rather than making them addicted to you.
Compassion has nothing to do with achievement at all.
It is spacious and very generous.
When a person develops real compassion,
he is uncertain whether he is being generous to others or to himself,
because compassion is enviromental generosity,
without ” for me”
and without ” for them”.
It is filled with joy,
spontaneously existing joy,
constant joy in the sense of trust,
in the sense that joy contains tremendous wealth, richness.