the peace and happiness of societies,
the peace and happiness of family,
the peace and happiness in the individual persons' life,
and the peace and happiness of even the animals and so forth,
all depends on having loving kindness toward each other."
~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Everyone has their own agenda.
Everyone is looking out for their own interests.
The trick, as a caring person - a Bodhisattva - is to work on perfecting ourselves and expand our compassion so that our interests include others; eventually realizing that there are no "others."
Zen Presence - Ideas for Meaningful Living
Sentient beings are numberless; I vow to save them all.
Desires are inexhaustible; I vow to end them all.
The Dharma Gates are infinite; I vow to enter them all.
The Buddha Way is unexcelled; I vow to attain it completely.
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