"It’s not a vain or futile exercise to perfect yourself to some extent before you serve others, otherwise it’s like cutting the wheat when it’s still green. And nobody is fed by that. So we need a minimum of readiness to efficiently and wisely be at the service of others. So compassion needs also to be sort of enlightened by wisdom. Otherwise, it’s blind."
~Matthieu Ricard from The Happiest Man in the World
photo by Akbar Simonse

"It’s not a vain or futile exercise to perfect yourself to some extent before you serve others, otherwise it’s like cutting the wheat when it’s still green. And nobody is fed by that. So we need a minimum of readiness to efficiently and wisely be at the service of others. So compassion needs also to be sort of enlightened by wisdom. Otherwise, it’s blind."

~Matthieu Ricard from The Happiest Man in the World


photo by Akbar Simonse

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    The problem I see with this...presuppose lone effort of the individual in serving others....
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    chord with me. Matthew Chapter 5.
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    “It’s not a vain or futile exercise to perfect yourself to some extent before you serve others, otherwise it’s like...
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    Fabulously said.
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